Sustainable Farmhouse
New Canaan, CT

  • This extensive project started with the renovation of a Colonial Revival home, including an addition to accommodate a new kitchen, breakfast room, family room, pantry and master bedroom suite. The existing interior spaces were reconfigured to allow for additional bedrooms, all while focusing on energy-efficiency. The original barn was restored, and additional structures including a windmill and greenhouse were constructed. The site itself was remediated to free it of chemicals and other toxins, allowing organic produce to be grown in the orchard and greenhouse. Rainwater collection, geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels and natural filtration systems keep this property running with maximum efficiency.

    Architecture: Austin Patterson Disston Architects
    Photography: Jeff McNamara & Stanley Jesudowich