Excellence in Small Home Design Honorable Mention: Sandwich Residence
Michael Hawkes, of Acorn Deck House Company in Acton, Massachusetts
Builder: Al Seeley
Interior design: Frances Hodges, of Frances G. Hodges Interiors in Dover
This 1,247-square-foot retreat is all about making a small space feel large and connected to nature. Deep overhangs shade the floor-to-ceiling glass for passive cooling benefits in the warmer months and passive solar heating in the colder months.
Judges said: This largely horizontal design sits nicely on the land. The home’s open plan, walls of glass, sliding-glass doors and clerestory windows successfully connect its interior to the natural beauty of the land and sky. Skillful detailing—along with careful selection of exterior and interior material and colors—creates an overall design that’s warm and comfortable.