The homes illustrated here represent a sampling of projects I have worked on in my years as a partner of Abbot Skinner Architects. Whether the project is a new house or renovations and additions to an existing house, the emphasis is on enduring design features that have been time tested.

Many of the design features that are now considered green are these “timeless” attributes that are being rediscovered. It can range from the critically important placing of a house on the site to take advantage of solar orientation or to the double use of a circulatory space as a small library.

The style of a new home may be anchored in a particular historic style or it may have its own style unique to the wishes of the owner and architect working together.