"the greenest architecture is building from
what’s already there."

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  as of June 13th, 2013

Green design architect builder LEED platinum home Westchester


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Connie P.
South Salem, town of Lewisboro, Westchester county, NY.
Sylvain Côté, Absolute Green Homes, Inc.
Robert Eckenrode, R.T. Eckenrode Design
Anthony S. Pisarri, PE, PC
Steven Trinkaus, Jeri Barrett, JD Barrett & Associates
Sylvain Côté
Sylvain Côté
Kevin Tom Bolen
Tony Lisanti, Robison Energy
Karla Donnelly, Steven Winter Associates
Platinum (90 points)
California Bungalow
Issued 04.14.11
Spring 2011
Autumn 2013
Over $500K



Once a popular gathering place known as The Beach House, the 1932 structure was quickly fading away and falling in disrepair.
It is now fully restored, preserved and retrofitted for maximum comfort with a minimum carbon footprint.

For a reduced impact on the environment and because we do believe we can all live better in smaller homes, the original building footprint of this home remained intact. That is not to say that the 1780 SF home does not feel bigger than actually is. There are many ways to make ANY home feel more spacious, the main one being innovative design.

This green home is now a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that produce almost as much energy as it consumes; The Beach House is Energy Star Certified, with a HERS rating score of 30; it's also a LEED Platinum Certified Home.


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The Beach House Retrofit Project, South Salem, Westchester NY


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