Passive House Lynnfield, MA by Pionarch

Project Description

This is a design-and-build project done by Pionarch Design and Construction, located in Lynnfield, MA. The scope of work for this project includes architectural and interior design services from our design team. The client is looking to build off of an existing home in order to create a larger single-family home that includes an attached double-car garage and deck.


The exterior design style of his home is contemporary with a combination of transitional features. This specific project is a full energy-efficient house that will be equipped with solar panels and a metal roof. The exterior envelope of the home will be thicker than normal, which helps save energy by preventing excess heat from transferring in and out of the home. While figuring out the placement of the rooms throughout the house, our team did extensive research on the sun’s rotation in comparison to the house’s location. This is important to determine how much natural sunlight will shine through the main rooms of the house throughout the day. In turn, this will help decrease high electric bills and their energy footprint.

The contemporary design is highlighted by the stucco exterior, which creates clean lines around the home. Included in this contemporary look, we chose tall, expansive windows that have no disruptive views and will let in full natural sunlight throughout the day. In addition, the colors we chose for the exterior are perfectly balanced between the light and dark tones. The exterior stairway and entry into the house include two posts wrapped in stone, which help create a welcoming element when walking through the main doors. That same stone will carry on towards the right and connect around the two-car garage for a continuous, cohesive look. The placement of the two-car garage and the deck on opposite sides of the entry helps to ground out the exterior design of the home.


The interior layout of the home will include a large open floor plan which will connect the kitchen, living room, and four-seasons room. The four-season room will also work as a dining room and leads to the deck with large sliding doors. Also included on the first floor will be a powder room and mudroom that connects the kitchen to the two-car garage. The second-floor design consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a laundry room. Included in these 4 bedrooms is a master suite, which will have a connected balcony that overlooks the front yard.