Green Renovation in Westport, CT

An extensive renovation of a drafty 1930’s home, this project includes multiple energy-efficient features working behind the scenes.  This Arts-and-Crafts design mixes curved lines with triangular gables, and combines shingle with stone for an asymmetrical composition that engages the eye. Meticulous space planning and built-ins enabled better flow and more efficient space, while only 800  sf was added on.

Specifications

  • 5.5 kW solar PV array
  • Whole-house water filtration system
  • New insulation throughout for improved energy efficiency
  • Energy Star windows
  • Low-maintenance decking
  • All lumber is FSC-certified
  • No- and low-VOC paints
  • High-efficiency fireplace inserts
  •  Locally-sourced river rock floors
  • All natural finishes
  • Re-configured floor plans for a more open feel
  • Project size: 800-sq.ft. addition; 1,000-sq.ft. renovation