Newton Net Zero

This high-performance green home reflects the homeowner’s unique vision of a comfortable forever home that complements the surrounding traditional neighborhood. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath net zero home includes an artist’s studio and an office that could be converted to bedrooms in the future.

Designed for universal accessibility for a retired couple, the floor plan includes a guest suite that could accommodate an in-home care professional, extended family, or au pair in the future. The floor plan includes wide hallways, curbless showers, a staircase wide enough to permit a future lift, and other amenities designed to allow the owners to age in place on one level.

The home’s green features include extensive air sealing (0.19 ACH50), continuous exterior rigid insulation, interior cellulose insulation, triple pane tilt-turn windows, air source heat pump, heat pump hot water heater, solar photovoltaics, and electric car charging. The result is a 96% reduction in energy use compared to a similar brand-new home built to code requirements and energy available for charging the couple’s electric cars.

BUILDER: Auburndale Builders
ARCHITECT: Zero Energy Design
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Timothy Lee Landscape Design