Country Living & New World Home to Take Green Prefab Downtown

Late last week, Country Living magazine announced that its 2010 House of the Year building project, “Home Green Home,” will be built and temporarily exhibited here in New York City from June 4-17 at the World Financial Center in Battery Park City.

Hudson Cottage - New World Homes - Green PrefabLate last week, Country Living magazine announced that its 2010 House of the Year building project, “Home Green Home,” will be built and temporarily exhibited here in New York City from June 4-17 at the World Financial Center in Battery Park City. The prefabricated house was designed by Country Living’s editors and developed by New York-based design-builder New World Home, about whom we’ve written previously here at gbNYC. All of New World Home’s modular houses are built with FSC-certified lumber under a scant 60-90-day production schedule and cost between $175 and $225 per square foot. Other base green features include spray foam insulated walls and rafters creating an air-tight thermal envelope and low-E, argon-filled, dual pane, energy efficient windows that reduce air leakage. Doors, windows, ceiling fans, and appliances are Energy Star-rated, and each home is designed to seek LEED certification under the LEED for Homes program. (As you will recall, last summer, New World Homes earned New York State’s second LEED Platinum rating for a house for a 2400-square-foot, Carson-style home in Jeffersonville, New York).

Pictured above, the house to be displayed at the World Financial Center will be a 1600-square-foot Hudson cottage – part of New World Home’s Country Living Collection, which the design-builder created earlier this year in collaboration with Hearst Brand Development in an attempt to fuse green living with a classic country architectural vernacular. The house will be featured in the October 2010 issue of Country Living and includes 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 1100-square-foot wrap-around porch. New York-based interior designer Katie Riddler will furnish the house with a variety of green furnishings and products for the exhibit, and the house’s specific interior and exterior details were selected by Country Living’s editors in cooperation with New World Home. After the open house concludes next month, the house will move to Crystal Springs Resort near Vernon, New Jersey and become a permanent Country Living Green Modular Home design center. We’re looking forward to checking the house out and following up here at gbNYC with more details and photos; you can find the exhibit at 220 Vesey Street downtown.

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3 Responses to Country Living & New World Home to Take Green Prefab Downtown

  1. David Roth Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    Bring back the other guy! (By which I mean: welcome back to gbNYC, Stephen DP! This stuff’s so good I’m even reading it in Italy, on my honeymoon.)

  2. Liz Stanley Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    I love how this house brings the advantages of prefab to traditional housing design – who wouldn’t think that was an attractive place to live?

    This is green living for the mass market!

    You may also be interested in Sustainability Now, a free, virtual event taking place next week at http://www.sustainabilitynowevent.com which is examining sustainability in the built environment.