It's been through several years of remodeling, but the Natural Home Show House is now complete. The word show house, though, is kind of a misnomer because the project includes two connected homes. One is on Nevins Street and the other is on Pacific Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. They both have distinct styles and both anticipate receiving Health House and LEED certifications.
These Natural Home townhomes each have just over 3,000 square feet of space with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. And green elements abound.
On the outside, the Show House has a reclaimed brick facade, regionally sourced limestone, Energy Star windows, and super-insulated front doors. There's also a green roof, native landscaping, and five 65-gallon rain barrels that collect almost all of the roof runoff.
On the inside, the Show House was finished with low-VOC paints and primers, low-flow dual-flush toilets, FSC certified kitchen cabinets, IceStone countertops, Bio-Glass countertops, recycled steel sinks, 3form door panels, and natural flooring.
Up top, there's a rooftop photovoltaic array and Apricus evacuated-tube solar collectors. The Show House also has Warmboard radiant heat subfloors and a Robur high-efficiency heat pump, as well as Energy Star appliances.
Photo credits: Stephen Ang for Natural Home Magazine.