William Maclay - Vermont Architects and Planners
Choices in Sustainability
Residential Portfolio
River House - Moretown, Vermont

River House - Net Zero Residence - Maclay Architects The River House is a Net-Zero residence set on a stone dam abutment above the Mad River. It directly connects to the location through the use of site-harvested stone in both the building and the landscape.

Mountainside Residence - Warren, Vermont

Mountainside Residence - Tree Column, Daylighting, Rustic Modern - Warren, Vermont - Maclay Architects This residence is located adjacent to the Sugarbush ski resort and has ski-in access. The owner proposed a Rustic Modern aesthetic, and the design highlights trees harvested from the site as columns for the timber frame structure.

Newton Residence - Newton, Massachusetts

Newton_Final_ThumbThis new residence in an outlying town of Boston achieves net-zero efficiency within a neighborhood context.  

Lake Sunapee Residence - New London, NH

LakeSun ThumbThe owners of a lakeside home on Lake Sunapee came to us with the desire to transform the existing dwelling into a timeless shingle-style, ultra energy-efficient family home that connects to the shorefront and the beautiful views of the lake.


Mountain View Residence - Warren, VT

Exterior wooded mountain style family vacation home- Mountain View Residence - Warren VT - Maclay Architects Nestled into an eastern hillside in Warren, Vermont, this home features dramatic mountain views within the privacy of a wooded site.

Putney Residence - Putney, Vermont

PutneyRes_Final_ThumbWe worked with the owners to blend their desire for a home that offers an inspiring and satisfying way of life with minimal environmental and energy impacts. The wanted a healthy, energy efficient, and easy to maintain home for retirement.

Historic Deep Energy Renovation - Burlington, Vermont

Maclay Architects - Burlington Historic RetrofitRenovations to this 1894 home in Burlington's south end aimed to preserve and respect the classic historic character, while maximizing energy performance.

Monkton Residence - Monkton, Vermont

Monkton ResidenceSet at the north edge of a meadow in a cedar grove, the residence was designed to connect the owners and their family to a unique piece of land.

Rustic Adirondack Home - Warren, Vermont

Maclay Architects - Rustic Adirondack Front thumbThe owners wanted to build a Rustic Adirondack style house to accommodate their extended family and guests visiting Vermont for long weekends and holidays.

Burlington Lakehouse - Burlington, Vermont

Burlington LakehouseThe residence is located near Red Rocks Park on the shore of Lake Champlain in Burlington Vermont.

Green Hill Farm - Danby, Vermont

Exterior, simple modern net zero healthy home - Green Hill Farm - Danby, Vermont - Maclay ArchitectsThe owner of a secluded parcel of land in southern Vermont came to us with the goal of creating a net-zero, healthy home with a strong connection to the beautiful site and views.

Burlington Solar Home - Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, VT - Renewable Energy HomeThe client asked if we could help her take initial designs for a super-insulated home with solar domestic hot water and photovoltaic systems and refine her plans to fit on an urban infill lot in Burlington.

Woods Home - Warren, Vermont

Maclay Architects - Woods Home DoorThe client wanted a home that fit in with a wooded property with spectacular mountain views.

Coleman Brook House - Hanover, New Hampshire

Hanover, New Hampshire - Residential ArchitectureDesigned as a model energy-efficient affordable house, this 1,400 square foot home with a garage and full basement cost $95,000 at the time of construction.

Crow's Nest - Chatham, Massachusetts

Chatham, MA - Passive Solar Design HomeThe Crow's Nest is nestled in a pine grove on a small knoll overlooking Nantucket Sound on the Cape.

Deer Hill - Warren, Vermont

Warren, VT - Stonework DesignA family from Bermuda asked us to design a house that was connected to the rocky terrain and to the surrounding wooded terrain and wildlife.

Greensboro Lake House - Greensboro, Vermont

Greensboro Lake HouseRe-construction of this lake house reduced the building footprint and added exterior decks and a south facing loft to connect to lake views.

Craftsman Home - Warren, Vermont

Maclay Architects - Craftsman HomeThis residence is a playful Craftsman style house inspired by elements of Japanese design.

Sherborn, Massachusetts Residence

Sherborn, MA - high-efficiency cooling systemWe were asked to design a house for a family on a pristine pond in Sherborn, MA. Our goal was to design a wonderful place for them that nestled into the landscape while allowing all inside rooms to connect to the outside.

North Salem, New York Residence

North Salem, NY - First Place-People's Choice Award from the Vermont AIALocated on a country lane, this existing home had an elegant front facade with a Palladian window and classic proportions.

Healthy Home - Moretown, Vermont

Moretown, Vermont - Healthy HomeA previous client wanted a new home which was a model of environmental construction.

Bethesda Maryland Residence

Bethesda, MD - Tree HouseSitting on a south-facing hillside in Bethesda, Maryland, "The Tree House" commanded views of magnificent trees and park grounds from every window.

Charlotte Vermont Residence

Charlotte, VT - Energy Efficient HomeThis 2,800 square foot home was designed to maximize views of the Green Mountains while nestling into the woods.

Farmhouse Renovation - Warren, Vermont

Maclay Architects - Farmhouse Renovation AfterThe client bought a classic farmhouse that had been significantly "modernized" by its former owners.

Shingle House - Hanover, New Hampshire

shingleThis 4,000 square foot house is nestled between two small hills.

Vermont Healthy Home - Warren, Vermont

vhhextThe Vermont Healthy Home was designed to be a healthy and wonderful place to live, maximizing people's connection to nature and sun, and minimizing negative environmental impacts.

Villa Residence - Hinesburg, Vermont


We worked with the client and their builder to construct a house that is comfortable to live in while using only a few hundred dollars of energy for heating every year.

Southern Residence - West Union, South Carolina

West Union, SC

The client wanted a comfortable southern home overlooking a lake.