Greek Revival Energy Star Home
This new 4,500 s.f. Greek Revival home design included an early adoption of passive solar and energy star construction detailing and design. One of the first New York Energy Star (NY Star) certified buildings in the Ithaca region, the project received its rating certificate shortly after its completion in 1992. Taking a cue from the predominant Greek Revival style prevalent in the area, the owners were thrilled to achieve the seamless integration of energy efficiency with the authentic historic character and features they were drawn to.
With an open space plan that captured the important components of public and private rooms, the central stair of the house circled around the central wood stove that heats the home with minimal back up from the radiant floor heating. The house attained a unique quality of livability, engaging all three levels of the home, beginning at the lowest level of the walk out fully insulated basement, and the attached greenhouse sloping off to the south with open views to Slaterville Springs and the hills beyond.