LEED Silver House

Malta, New York
Location
  • Malta, New York
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Year
  • 2011
  • Square Feet
  • 3691
  • This project page was created by community member Phinney Design Group

    The owner set a goal of building a new home, sited on a hilly site that would achieve the highest LEED rating possible, within her means. The architect, Phinney Design Group, delivered this private lakeside residence, which has achieved LEED Silver Certification. Inspired by Long Island cottage homes, this single family sustainable residence integrates modern open floor plan living with traditional cottage features.

    Sited to take advantage of scenic Saratoga Lake vistas, this residence is centered on a 3-story open stairway and double height living room, which together, along with the cupola, function as a thermal chimney for passive ventilation.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    Sustainable landscaping efforts included the exclusion of invasive species and a concentration on local and drought resistant plants.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    Over 50% of the roof area is used for water harvesting.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    Locally sourced stone was used for the patio.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    The house was also designed to capitalize on the beautiful lake views available at this location.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    The low E windows provide an abundance of daylight and a visual connection back to the site and lake vistas.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group

    The floors are locally sourced reclaimed hardwood. Additionally, the cherry hardwood trim throughout the house was harvested on site.

    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
    Photo Courtesy of Phinney Design Group
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    Phinney Design Group
    @phinneydesigngroup
    Phinney Design Group is a multi-disciplinary Architecture, Interior Design, Green Building Consulting, and Construction Management Firm with a focus on sustainable and environmentally responsible construction methods. For more information on our firm and our projects, visit www.phinneydesign.com.
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