If you're reading this and you live somewhere in the area of 118 Areys Lane, Orleans, Massachusetts, you should go check out a house that we previously mentioned.  You remember the Modern Lake House?  The home was designed by Zero Energy Design and built by Cape Associates.  With the red and orange exterior, it looks a touch loud, but it's still a stunner.  What do you think?  ZED will be on site today from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2009. 


As you can tell, the newly completed home differs slightly in appearance from the early renderings.  The interior has an open living, cook, and dining space, together with a yoga and art area, three bedrooms, a shaded first floor porch area, and a second floor roof deck. 

Some of the green elements include the green roof, 2.4 kW grid-tied solar photovoltaic system, pre-plumbed solar hot water system, radiant floor heating on the first floor, heat recovery ventilator, open cell and closed cell spray foam insulation with additional rigid insulation, FSC decking, Hardiplank & cedar siding, bamboo flooring, Caezarstone quartz countertops, Watersense certified fixtures and toilets, drywells for stormwater run-off, high efficiency lighting, and low VOC paints. 

The 2,600 square-foot home is targeting LEED Gold certification and was Energy Star certified.  The English Residence scored a 39 on the HERS Index, which will give you an idea of just how efficient it is.  Seems like a beautiful home, and like the Truro Residence, which was also designed by Zero Energy Design, the English Residence is a good example of how efficient design is leading the push towards sustainability.

[+] Tour the English Residence – October 3, 2009 in Orleans, MA.




Photo credits: ZeroEnergyDesign.