di Domenico + Partners designed this modest, 1,872 square foot new house in Tarrytown (Westchester County), NY collaboratively with the private owners who are designers and passionate environmentalists.
The owners’ desire to reduce, repair, remake and rethink the impact of our daily routines inspired the house’s energy-saving characteristics. Utilizing the energy generated from the roof-top solar panels, allows the house to be net-zero.
Particular care was taken to create a unique house that is a reflection of the owners’ contemporary tastes while respecting the character of the 100-year-old neighborhood.
Throughout the year, electricity generated on sunny days replaces electricity pulled from the grid on cloudy days or at night. A rain harvesting system collects water from the roof and stores it in a cistern for irrigation of the vegetable and flower gardens. To minimize rainwater run-off, the remainder of the site was designed to have no impervious surfaces. At every opportunity, locally sourced materials were specified.