top of page
Front Birds eye.png

Passive House

Situated on a corner lot in a small historic town along the eastern shore of Maryland, this passive home was intentional in every aspect of the design and construction.  The design is of a simple gable typology to pay homage to the forms of the early nineteenth century Federal style homes in the area.  However, emphasis was still taken to create a distinctly contemporary passive home built to last generations.  Facing due south, the house is angled slightly off axis of the rectangular property, addressing the corner as your approach the neighborhood while also providing ideal E/W orientation for the passive solar design.  Care was taken throughout the façade to balance glazing ratios for each orientation.  The front porch is meticulously detailed with the integration a large cantilever zero-fascia roof, custom stainless steel knife plate connections on the cedar posts, and intricate cedar siding patterns throughout.

Rear birds eye for webpage.png

The home only utilizes the most sustainable products throughout, such as, but not limited to recycled fly-ash composite siding, FSC certified cedar siding, Cellulose cavity insulation, Rockwool exterior insulation, No-VOC interior finishes, and locally sourced Wood and Millwork.  The envelope and building were meticulously detailed and built to some of the most advanced green building methods.

northwest of house for webpage.jpg
front page formatted for 1920x1080.jpg
front porch at night.png
Rear of house.png
Interior stair for webpage.png
50-Walnut 51.jpg
45-Walnut 46.jpg
kitchen for webpage.png

Project Info



Date of Construction:  


Interior Design:

Structural Engineer:  

Passive House Consult: 





Eastern shore of Maryland


Jonathon Selway, AIA 

Christina Selway

Jill Kulpinski, P.E.

Matt Fine, AIA, CPHC 

TJ Carven, Carvbilt Custom Home Builder

Travis Wierengo, Topio Landscape Architecture

Svetlana Leahy Photography


Kristen Hampshire, "Sustainable Scandi Suited for Family", Coastal Style Magazine, Sep/Oct 2022, Press and Online

Contact Us


Phone:  443.513.2435

General Inquiries:



Jonathon Selway, AIA


Office Address: 
88 Church St.
Selbyville, DE 19975

Mailing Address: 
Jonathon Selway Architects
P.O. Box 266
Selbyville, DE 19975


  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
bottom of page