Talon Court new home designed to raise the bar for green living that located in WIlmington, United States, was designed by Jay DeChesere, Architect, PC. As the office and home of the architect, a working laboratory is maintained for ongoing research on performance of various systems and materials and a marketing source for vendors and designers. The home has been on the ASEC’s National Solar Tour and was a CE event for the AIA. It has been presented at a Green Living Expo twice. Its native landscaping will be the focus of Native Plant Society tours.
The project has produced significant design concepts. One is the transformation of a traditional wood-burning fireplace and chimney into a skylit shaft providing daylighting while ridding the home of an environmentally undesirable element. Secondly it has created a new product, interior doors constructed entirely of wood remnants from cabinet shops and construction sites, demonstrating the true spirit of recycling.