NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Functionality and eco-friendly come together in a home at 482 Trinity Pass Road in New Canaan that was recently put up for sale.
The home has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification, the highest honor in green building, as well as several other awards. The four bedroom, 4.5-bath Adirondack-style house was built in 2008 on 4.6 acres of land bordering the Rippowam River. The home, with 5,000 square feet of space, is listed for $4.5 million by Denise Gannalo of William Raveis Real Estate. The complete listing information is available online .
Green concepts begin in the kitchen, where the counter tops are made of recycled glass. Wood flooring throughout the home is made of reclaimed red and white oak. The home gets its energy from solar panels, which also heat the swimming pool. There is a 1,000-gallon storage tank that stores the heated water. Overall, 94 percent of the home’s energy needs are met by solar technologies.
The downstairs features a gourmet kitchen and a great room combining a kitchen/dining room/living room with a stone fireplace leading to a screened porch. The master bedroom suite is also on the first floor with a full bath and two walk-in suites.
Three bedrooms and two offices are upstairs. Four of the baths use a gray water system that reuses drainage from showers, sinks and the washing machine. The other toilet is a safe and efficient compost system.
The lower level is a walkout to the pool, spa and covered terrace. There is also a recreation room, exercise room, large storage room and two mechanical rooms. There is an attached three-car garage and mudroom leading to the kitchen.
A recycled rubber and plastic roof includes a 50-year warranty, and the stone used in the construction of the home comes from the property.
Other exterior features are an organic vegetable garden, orchard, gazebo, pond and fire pit.