Sunapee, NH – North Branch Construction was recognized at the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter 2020 Annual Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony held virtually on Oct. 29.
The firm received the award in the “Private Residence over $1 million” category for the new construction of a private lakeside residence on the shores of Lake Sunapee. The project, designed by Marcus Gleysteen Architects of Boston, focused on maximizing access to lake views and the surrounding natural environment, while incorporating more energy-efficient building products and techniques.
The project consisted of demolition of the existing 1970’s-era home on the lot to make way for a new 5,907sf, two-story home with large glass expanses along the lake side of the structure providing stunning views of Lake Sunapee.
Unique design elements on the project included exposed beam wood ceilings, an open-plank floating stairway to the 2nd floor, and a large-format stone fireplace. Warmboard, a structural subfloor and radiant panel all-in-one system, was used for the installation of the radiant heat flooring.
The ABC Excellence in Construction Award winners are determined by an independent panel of judges based on execution of design, craftsmanship, attention to detail, safety, and other considerations.