Matchbox House, Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Matchbox House's exterior is divided into distinctive quadrants of cedar planks and fiber-cement siding. It is insulated with a combination of closed-cell spray foam, cellulose, and foam board.

Wood trim was sourced from a demolished Michigan barn.

The kitchen features recycled-content Corian countertops and IKEA Energy Star-labeled appliances.

Much of the wood used on the interior was sustainably grown and harvested to achieve Forest Stewardship Council ceritification, including cabinetry, stairs, closets, flooring, and doors.

Hot water is supplied by a Rinnai on-demand hot water heater with compact distribution and a central manifold.

The house, seen here from the back, sits on a concrete plinth to reinforce the idea of a small house placed in the woods.

Lower floor plan

Upper floor plan

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