Chesapeake House

Woolen Mills Neighborhood

Our client dreamed of a high performance house in a vital city location.  She found a nondescript 1980s modular duplex with “good bones” on a solid foundation.  The view to the South across the Woolen Mills Valley inspired a second story addition for living, cooking, and dining.

With Architect Ted Jones and Energy Consultant John Semmelhack, Jobes Builders applied Passive House strategies to achieve a deep-energy retrofit.  Although not meeting the rigorous Passive House standard, the project is expected to reduce energy use by 60 to 70 percent.