Photography, Peter Clement
Dublin, New Hampshire
STONLEA today is the renovated confluence of Historic Preservation and Net-Zero Energy of an 1891 Peabody & Stearns cottage. The house stretches out along a hill side directly facing Dublin Lake and Mount Monadnock in Dublin, New Hampshire.
The compound was modernized to be a gathering place, as well as a family retreat and has been renovated at least 3-4 times since 1898. Stonlea’s most recent renovation added a garage and mechanical room which respected the essence of the house while accommodating the modern program. The house is as energy efficient as reasonably possible, including geo-thermal wells, heat pumps, and solar hot water. It also aspires to produce 100% of its total remaining energy requirements with photovoltaics. New kitchen, bathrooms, a modest indoor swimming pool and spa have been added within the original structure. Other alterations include vastly improved lighting/heating systems, and screened area under the balcony.