This custom home, built on Laurel Lane near the Deep Creek Lake State Park, was designed by McInturff Architects. This contemporary design strays from the traditional architecture that occupies the shorelines of Deep Creek Lake, and our builders were up for the challenge. The typical Garrett County winters could be stressful on the flat roofs, so one has to be mindful of snow loads and water drainage, and this elegant design provided structure and drainage, ready for the harshest snow conditions.
The abundance of glass lends itself perfectly to the stretch of lakefront that presents to the kitchen, dining, and living room.
This home features multiple energy efficient systems including an ICF Foundation (Insulated Concrete Forms), spray foam insulation, and a hybrid heating system from Carrier with Greenspeed intelligence. This system integrates a heat pump recovery system with a gas furnace. For example, when you set your thermostat to 70 degrees, the furnace kicks on, but once it gets to a certain temperature, maybe about 65, the heat pump recovery system takes over, and saves on your propane usage.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with this design team, and we are humbled by this testimonial from the architect, Mark McInturff, FAIA:
"As architects ( or homeowners), when we build at a distance , it is important to select a builder who will always do the right thing- communicate well, know when to ask questions, and execute a consistent level of craft that doesn't need watching over.
Gosnell is just that kind of builder. From preliminary planning to final punch list, they are a pleasure to work with and consummate professionals.
As a result, we don't need to be at the site every day to make it right. They are there, and it will be right."