Middle Village, Queens
This very unique high end luxury private residence is Certified Passive House and includes a little over 6,300 square feet. The high performance European windows provide great insulation and energy savings. Set on two stories with a cellar this home includes a first-floor living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom with bathroom, and second floor living room, kitchen and three bedrooms and bathrooms. With two separate entrances the home can be divided or can be utilized for extended family living. Other fun features include multi-functional cellar with bathroom, home office, laundry room, gym and yoga room.
Largest Overcome Challenge: There were many difficult challenges to overcome on this home, but we did it! The low bearing capacity soil, weaker foundation beneath the home, proved to be a large issue as the client wanted a concrete residence, a heavy material. We resolved the issue by drilling 60 helical piles in order to make it happen. Other Passive House principles immediately include the superior indoor air quality which is affected by the energy recovery ventilation system.