gallery - lorenzen house

Noted photographers Jurgen and Gina Lorenzen of Summersville were already clients of ours when it came time to design and build their home next to the studio we had already built for them. The stone walls and gardens are a relatively new addition we added with dry stack stone. They utilize this area as part of their “portrait park.” This house is very energy efficient, set into the southwest facing hill and utilizing highly efficiency in floor heat, extreme insulation and sports very low utility bills. The Lorenzen kitchen is the heart of their home. Featuring walnut panels that were left to Gina by her late father, a woodworker, we based the cabinetry on this material. The stone topped island is a great serving area.  Multiple people can easily work in the space. This passively solar heated house is made of ICF (insulated concrete forms) and is extremely energy efficient. The in floor heat provides comfortable warm tiles on the floor. The living room continues the cherry and walnut theme with built ins all along the west wall. Natural light always makes this space welcoming. The master suite shares the cathedral ceilings with the rest of the house. The large windows and cherry ceilings are another commonality.