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See the winner of our Architect's Challenge Showdown


For the past couple of months, the dozens and dozens of projects that were submitted to the Marvin Architect’s Challenge competition began competing to win a special honor — the “people’s choice” award, a new element added to this year’s Architect’s Challenge. This public-voting face-off — called the Architect’s Challenge Showdown — just wrapped up, and we’re thrilled to announce our winner: the Rose Cottage Project, by David Hart of the HL Turner Group.

Located in a rural neighborhood in the capital city of Concord, New Hampshire, this multi-generational, aging-in-place house demonstrates how a zero net energy, sustainable residence can be built within a reasonable budget to incorporate multiple themes of long life-cycle value. It’s a beautiful home on a large lot that incorporates solar panels as a major — but not obtrusive — element of the house.

See more photos from this great project — as well as the other Architect’s Challenge Showdown competitors — here.