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Posted: September 4, 2018

Integrity Windows and Door - Mark Olson Modern Farmhouse

New England Living: July 2, 2018

Mark Olson and his wife, Gail, shared a vision for the house and equestrian barn that now occupy the land they purchased in Newtown, Connecticut. With 33 years as a builder under his belt, the owner of Olson Development, L.L.C. had more than a few ideas in mind when it came to designing his own home. Net-zero single-floor living and accommodations for their four competition horses were top of mind. “As a builder, I’d always wanted to have a blank slate. And, at 60, this is going to be our final home, so I wanted to build new and incorporate what my wife and I have learned to like,” says Olson, noting that after purchasing the property, they spent six months getting a feel for the way the sun and other weather-related elements affect the site. “It was extremely important to place the house and barn perfectly.”