Our current project, Highland Street, is a total reimagination of a classic late 19th century Victorian farmhouse. Retaining the well-proportioned and attractive main 1897 house, we removed a 1960s-era wing and replaced it with larger and more appropriate living spaces in the New England farmhouse vernacular. A new three-car garage with living space above took the place of the detached vintage garage/barn. We lifted the house and installed a new foundation and finished basement to provide additional living space and improve the home’s efficiency.
The house was modernized using best-practice building science principles to include a super-insulated and air-tight exterior envelope, high-efficiency heating, air-conditioning, and hot water systems, a mechanical ventilation system, low-consumption water fixtures, and high-performance windows and doors. Careful landscape design with natural and adapted plants reduces irrigation demand and maintenance. Interior materials and finishes were specially selected from low-VOC, low-formaldehyde products to ensure healthy indoor air quality. A 14.72 kW solar PV array and extensive smart house package put this home at the cutting edge of residential technology.
This project has been certified LEED Platinum®by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. A home can achieve LEED certification under the LEED for Homes program after undergoing a technically rigorous process, including the incorporation of green strategies to achieve efficiency and healthy indoor environments. The sound design and operation of the home is tested and measured using tools like a home energy (HERS) rating and onsite inspections.
In addition, this project has met the strict standards of the EPA ENERGY STAR® Program, the EPA Indoor airPLUS Program, and the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program, and has been certified in each program.
346 Highland is available for sale, please contact Craig Foley of LAER Realty Partners at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cell (857) 259-1838.