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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN

Using recycled building materials, a Newbury couple built cheaper and better and then added solar heat as a bonus.

David Hall sat by the hearth, a massive boulder, in his home’s living area, where south-facing windows provide passive solar heat and a sunfueled radiant system warms the concrete floor.
David Hall sat by the hearth, a massive boulder, in his home’s living area, where south-facing windows provide passive solar heat and a sunfueled radiant system warms the concrete floor. (Photo by Eric Roth) Photo by Eric Roth
By REGINA COLE
February 4, 2007

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Lisa Dorval and David Hall’s Newbury house is not your typical family home. There’s the double-height corrugated-metal ceiling, the boulder 2 feet thick and 10 feet in diameter that serves as a hearth, the swing hanging from an industrial trolley moving along a steel beam, and the rust-colored buffed-concrete floor. But within those vaulting spaces are child-friendly play areas, a ... (Full article: 692 words)

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