Sustainable Housing Design Winner; Robert Swinburne

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Robert Swinburne

Robert Swinburne of Brattleboro, VT

Robert Swinburne of Brattleboro, VT was the other winner of the city’s Sustainable Housing Design Competition.

Robert’s design brief as posted on the city’s planning website:

This house is designed to be a “gem” in any neighborhood. It’s small size and beautiful proportions are reminiscient of many older homes but with a modern flexible plan. The floor plans and the construction couldn’t be much simpler. The site layout allows for a traditional side driveway to a small backyard garage. The backyard space can be used for gardening, a dog yard, entertaining, play etc. The front of the house works well either pushed up to the sidewalk or set back with a short walk to the front steps. The front porch is large and deep enough to serve as an outdoor room in warmer months.

You can see more renderings and floorplans of Robert’s winning entry here.

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Jef Nickerson


Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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