Sustainability is integral in the design for this 5400 SF Zero Energy Ready home which sits on a low promontory adjacent to Long Island Sound. A deep rain screen layer of continuous insulation, geo-thermal heating and cooling systems, triple glazed doors and windows, electronic window shades and solar panels yield a Zero Energy Ready rated home. The mechanical systems achieve an Energy Star rating for new homes and an Indoor Airplus Qualification Certificate.
Designed as a modern interpretation of a coastal New England boat barn, the building's linear footprint provides every room with an uninterrupted water view. The long roofline draws upon traditional utilitarian barn construction. Circulation occurs on the Northern side of the building providing a connective spine through the structure.
The orientation of the home is rotated with the broad facade perpendicular to South-Westerly axis with long views across the Sound and to New York City in the distance. The home was designed to accommodate an active and energetic family of five while capturing as much of the coastal views as possible. Utility, flexibility, and indoor-outdoor circulation are accommodated by the large glazed openings evoking water's edge boathouse slips, drawing upon the owner's love for sailing.