Custom New Homes

Greenwich Hillside Contemporary

This new certified Zero Energy Ready contemporary home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a half bath. The master bedroom enjoys a huge walk-in closet. The home is built on a steep suburban lot, with many of the home’s windows overlooking the Mianus River and in the distance, the Long Island Sound, affording the homeowners a spectacular view.

Type: New Construction, Custom Green Home, Zero Energy Ready Home

Special Features

  • The open kitchen/dining/living area features a 15-foot lift-and-slide door that leads to a large deck
  • The master suite on the third floor has views out to the Long Island Sound and features a large walk-in closet
  • The lowest floor has an additional small deck off the den

Green Building Approaches

  • In addition to 2×6 walls dense-packed with cellulose, the exterior is clad with an Exterior Insulated Finishing System that has 2” of continuous EPS foam insulation
  • The home’s R values are Roof R-45, Walls: R-30, the slab: R-24.
  • The EIFS system includes a Weather Resistive Barrier with taped seams to help the house achieve airtightness of 0.95 ACH50
  • Orientation/design optimizes passive wintertime solar energy gains
  • European triple-glazed aluminum-clad doors and tilt/turn windows with u-values of 0.2 (R-5)
  • The 15 foot set of lift-and-slide triple-pane glass doors to the deck make for a better, more airtight seal for a large movable glass wall than other types of movable glass wall systems.
  • Three small ducted air-source heat pump systems are used for heating and cooling
  • Two independent energy recovery ventilation systems
  • An on-demand propane water heater provides hot water.
  • 100% LED lighting throughout

Project Year
HERS Score
48 without PV solar
Type of Home
Project Size
3,350 sf