About a year ago we mentioned the construction of the H4 prototype home by BRIO54.Â The development firm describes the modern residence as a work of art — bright, spacious, natural, and functional — that you get the opportunity to live in.Â Indeed, it’s a fascinating home with a bold exterior of black and white stripes, state-of-the-art green finishes, and a minimalist yet cozy form of interior design.
The facade features Azek trim and James Hardie fiber cement siding pre-colored in black and white with ColorPlus technology.Â Windows and sliding glass doors are from Pella.
The 2,171 square-foot property was built with a well-insulated envelope — R26.9 walls, an R49.5 roof, and an R49.5 foundation — that contributed toward an E-Scale rating of 49.Â It was also tested for air tightness at 1.09 air changes per hour (i.e., for comparison, Passive House requires less than 0.60) and powered by energy-efficient RUUD HVAC equipment.
Other green elements include Kohler Persuade dual-flush toilets, Danze Parma faucets and showerheads, Bosch kitchen appliances, Whirlpool laundry equipment, Columbia Wood Products cabinets, Corian surfaces, Aura low-VOC paints, AGS stainless railings, and a Navien efficient water heater.
An H4 model like this can be finished for about $210-215 per square foot, according to BRIO54, depending on lot size, slope, and other factors.Â This prototype is located in Milford, Connecticut and guided tours are available.