Naylor Barn, Green Spring Valley, Maryland
This project salvaged an historic barn and rebuilt it into a new studio residence while incorporating green and sustainable design principles and alternative energy sources. CBH+A designed a self-sustained energy system using passive solar, active solar, photo voltaic, dry composting waste and gray water systems. The building utilized many sustainable building materials in the construction, as well as concepts of perma-cultural living cycles. The unique character of the old stable and the milking stalls were preserved as features in the dwelling. The Naylor Barn project focused on maintaining the integrity of the original stone foundation, wood structure, and interior details while converting this structure into a house and small animal shed.