Belmont Green Home

Custom home in Belmont, MA with low maintenance Hardi cement board siding, photovoltaic panels, solar hot water heater, and extensive landscaping
Custom home in Belmont, MA with low maintenance Hardi cement board siding, photovoltaic panels, solar hot water heater, and extensive landscaping
Custom home in Belmont, MA with low maintenance Hardi cement board siding, photovoltaic panels, solar hot water heater, and extensive landscaping
Custom built-in reading nook with storage below, cottage style windows, oak floor in Belmont, MA
Flat panel, inset, white custom kitchen cabinetry with transom upper cabinets, stone countertop, subway tile backsplash and oak flooring in this Belmont, MA custom home
Flat panel, inset, white custom pantry cabinetry with transom upper cabinets, stone countertop, subway tile backsplash, pocket door and oak flooring in this Belmont, MA custom home
Full overlay, flat panel built-in custom cabinetry in Belmont, MA conservatory heated by a Runtal radiator
Custom built-in bookcases featuring a secret passage between the children’s rooms
Belmont, MA custom home utility room
Belmont Green Home overview sheet

This four bedroom custom family home was designed with sustainability as a main focus. To increase energy efficiency, the house envelope was built using high performance insulation, air/vapor barriers and energy efficient low-E windows to help minimize heat loss in the winter and preserve cooling in the summer. Alternative energy sources were researched and a solar hot water heater was installed as well as photovoltaic panels to provide electricity. A healthy interior living environment was created using green materials, low VOC paints and finishes, natural hardwood flooring and with special attention to mechanical ventilation. Gutters and rain barrels were also installed on the property to collect rainwater for reuse in the low maintenance landscaping. Working with the architect and energy consultant prior to and during the building process enabled Platt to gain cost efficiencies throughout construction and to achieve an LEED silver certification.

Architect: Baggot & Bak, Ltd. Architects
Energy Consultant: Building Science Corp
Photography: Greg Premru
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