Cat Rescue, Cattic!

Starting a new home  on a 12 acre parcel in Timberlake, North Carolina. With help from a local designer, plans were made for a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house, with an open floor plan and vaulted ceilings in the family room. Prior to pouring the slab,  there was a lot of clearing  for the house and new septic field. The house, carport, and porches were all built on a monolithic concrete slab.   We thickened the slab where interior sup ... Read full post »

The Curved House is Complete!

It’s done! It’s been a great experience all around. The curved features of the plan for this home required some thought and coordination not necessary in most projects. But, the extra time and attention to detail has paid off. The impact of the curves on the exterior is clearly apparent as you approach the home. It’s obvious why the curve was needed now, as you look at the finished house against the landscape. It fits in p ... Read full post »

Community Home Trust in Orange County

Synergy Building is pleased to be finishing their  third and fourth homes for The Community Home Trust (CHT)–previously known as Orange Community Housing Land Trust (OCHLT.)  CHT is a private, nonprofit developer and steward of affordable housing in Orange County. Teaming with Synergy, CHT has built  four new “Green” homes in the last two years.  These homes, located in Carrboro meet Energy Star standards and System Vision re ... Read full post »

Second OCH&LT Affordable Home Starts

Our second green built affordable home for the Orange  Community Housing and Land Trust is under way.    Architect David Ripperton donated his time to put the plans together for these homes. In addition to putting together a great plan with a very functional traffic pattern and many special features, he did a great job of making spaces and  room sizes that allow the use of standard length framing materials – which helps substant ... Read full post »

Can Green be affordable?

Building an energy efficient home that qualifies as part of an affordable home project may seem unrealistic……but that is exactly the project initiated by the Orange Community Housing and Land Trust. Synergy  is very excited to be involved in this venture, and believes that the project will demonstrate that quality built energy efficient homes can also be affordable homes. Synergy has been working with the Land Trust to develop pl ... Read full post »