Skylight & Roof System

Newbury, Massachusetts

Project Overview

A custom skylight is introduced to a traditional family room to create a singular space for relaxation and growth.

A bright, open family room with leather couches, numerous potted plants, and a small home library is illuminated by a double hip skylight

✓ This family room was designed to provide the clients with an abundance of natural light.
✓ We used a custom designed double-hip skylight framed in beautiful mahogany.
✓ Insulated low-e argon-filled glass was used to achieve optimal efficiency.

Project Description

An architectural CAD drawing of two elevations of a custom family room project with tall windows, a glass roof, and fireplace

The clients came to Sunspace with a family room addition project to their Cape Cod-style home in Newbury, Massachusetts. The main goal was bringing great light to the space. The room featured large windows, and it was important to maintain a traditional appearance which blended with the existing style.

Because the existing sitting room featured a brick fireplace and large screen television area, a number of design decisions—including glass type—were quite important. We needed to satisfy the need for improved natural light levels without compromising the comfort provided by the room on a year-round basis. We settled on an insulated, argon gas-filled glass with a soft coat low-e treatment. The inboard glass unit was laminated both for safety and to control UV rays.

The resulting space was truly magnificent: well-lit during the day (to the benefit of a number of thriving plants) and comfortable on a year-round basis. We also provided plenty of natural ventilation as well as an efficient heating and air conditioning system. The clients were truly left with a room for all seasons.

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