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The New American Home Demonstrates Going Green Can be Glamorous

November 10th, 2007 · No Comments


The New American Home in the Lake Burden at the Lakes of Windermere subdivision located off Winter Garden-Vineland Rd. was built by Hannigan Homes in 2006 and encourages a design philosophy that makes homes more friendly with the environment. Although beautiful, grand, and stunning, it’s kinda ironic that it boasts 7,367 square feet of living space, an infinity edge pool, and 4 car garage. It’s currently available for purchase at a mere $4,000,000 and furnishings by Saxon Clark are sold separately. So much for the conservation aspect for the environment and the pocket book.

The architecture for this home is a unique combination of British Colonial Caribbean and Mediterranean Revival. An elevator was added to make everything in this home wheelchair accessible. Expansive outdoor living areas include vanishing edge pool with 2 islands, gas heated spa, 2 fireplaces, 2 covered loggias with hidden motorized screens & 2 outdoor cooking centers blur distinction between outdoor and indoor living. The enormous service bar, 2 dishwashers, gas range, dumb waiter, Kohler pot filler & wine cooler creates a kitchen that will delight the most demanding of chefs. The master suite features a morning coffee center, Kohler Chromatherapy tub & steam shower, custom master closet all overlooking a stunning terrace outfitted with a dramatic waterfall. There’s also a theater, game room & home office with 2nd floor library.

Other notable features include Bose audio sound system, security cameras, 11 televisions, automated lighting control system, elevator, 3 gas fireplaces, central vacuum, 3 laundry rooms. By the lake there’s a boat dock with hoists for boats and jet skis.

Green features in this home include abundant natural light and ventilation, thickened insulated exterior walls to mediate temperature differentials, and welcoming outdoor living spaces to foster a close relationship with the natural world.

Other green construction features include: universally accessible design to minimize future renovations, insulated concrete form walls, sprayed Icynene expanding foam roof insulation, sustainable interior doors and trim, high efficiency “Storm Force” doors and windows, high SEER air conditioning system, central dehumidification, HEPA filtration for clean indoor air, tankless “instant” hot water heater, integrated pest management, integrated towel bars/grab bars in bathrooms, water efficient landscape species and design, rainwater harvesting from roof gutter system, and garden mulch made from recycled construction materials.

Another home is being built in SW Orlando to demonstrate green building techniques that will be completed in 2008 and featured at the International Builder’s Convention called the Green Vision House.

There’s also a great blog that encourages going green in Orlando that’s worth checking out called Green Orlando.

download floorplan: New American Home Floorplan

Tags: Green Homes · Luxury Homes