As the name suggests, Hillside Center For Sustainable Living is located on a hillside. Although this could be seen as a detriment we have used it to our advantage. By building the homes into the hillside we have been able to benefit from the thermal mass of the hill an create first floor access points to multiple floors of the

building.  The exterior architecture is a result of contemporary energy saving technology, urban design, and roots of traditional New England elements such as the gable roofs, large farmer's porch, and wood accents.