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A stunning net zero home designed to live large in New York State

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Designed by Witt Construction, this unique property in Saratoga Springs, New York is the builder’s personal home that he created to show how a smaller house can live big in an urban neighborhood. The builder selected a classic carriage house exterior style with an indoor twist: a contemporary “euro fresh” interior.

This dwelling encompasses 3,662 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The main level flows with an open-style kitchen-dining room-family room. Continue below to see the rest of the tour along with the floor plans!

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Witt Construction BUILDER Witt Construction DEVELOPER Witt Construction LAND PLANNER Witt Construction LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Sunnyhill Landscape Innovations INTERIOR DESIGNER Witt Construction GREEN VERIFIER/RATER LaRocque

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The second level features two en-suite bedrooms and a convenient laundry room. The lower level encompasses a guest suite, yoga, cycling, and golf simulator room, as well as a family room with a walk-in wine room.

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This award-winning home is also the first Net Zero home in the city, featuring a 13-kilowatt solar system to power the house, cars, and lawn equipment and a green HVAC system with an air-to-air heat exchange and electric heat pump fueled by solar.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Smart home automation
  • Gourmet kitchen with a custom window seat, Italian limestone, and plaster walls and ceiling
  • Owner’s bath with a view, steam shower, soaking tub, and radiant heated floors
  • Ample closets throughout
  • Super entertainment area in the lower level with wine room, family room, and golf simulator
  • Detached garage with a second-level in-law suite

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The dining room opens to a large screened-in porch and back patio. The screened porch features infrared heaters and ceiling fans.

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What We Love: This net zero energy home provides its occupants with a spacious layout and fabulous indoor-outdoor living environment. Comfortable living spaces are provided throughout this home, with a fantastic screened porch and backyard that lives large for an urban location. Overall we are loving the layout of this home, from the open and airy main level to the entertainment spaces on the lower level to the in-law/guest suite above the garage.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on the design of this home? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other incredible home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of New York: Shou Sugi Ban house blends with its woodsy setting in the Hudson Valley and Breathtaking modern forest home seeks refuge in the Catskill Mountains.

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Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, ETC

  • Net Zero Home
  • 13KW Solar System installed by Kassleman Solar
  • Crestron Smart Home 4. Carrier HVAC Green Speed System, air-to-air heat exchange, electric heat pump fueled by solar

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PHOTOGRAPHER Randall Perry Photography

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