“Going green” is not just a new home trend—it’s a new way of life, and it’s flawlessly integrated into these three distinctive homes designed by Cobble Creek Builders, an environmentally conscious home construction firm based out of Purchase, N.Y. Various eco-friendly methods including cogeneration/geothermal heating and cooling, spray foam insulation, and even the use of salvaged materials left behind in the wake of Hurricane Sandy are crucial in the construction of these innovative, modern homes, which are all represented by Rye agent Kori Sassower.
Multiple wood trimmed accents set 548 Anderson Hill Road apart from other neighborhood homes. A Colonial-style residence resting on a flat plot of land in Purchase, N.Y., this welcoming abode uniquely incorporates salvaged materials from Sandy within its walls. One such example can be found in the residence’s sun-filled, spacious family room, which contains a stone fireplace flanked with these preserved wood accents.
“Sandy took down tens of thousands of trees, a true ecological disaster and a huge loss for the tree scape. Everyone was forced to cut, clear and chip millions of board feet of material just to access their property,” explained Cobble Creek Builders Founder and President Joseph J. Denn. “We were excited by the recycling aspect—the idea of reusing nature instead of seeing it go to waste in a
dumpster. So we cut beams and logs from the lumber, and have used the material not only for the Purchase property, but also for scaffolding, form work and shoring for underpinning other projects of ours.”
There is a humanitarian aspect to the story as well. While collecting materials, Cobble Creek Builders helped to remove downed trees from the yard of a friend of Denn, who was recently
diagnosed with terminal cancer. Removal services were on overload and overtaxed after the storm, so Cobble Creek Builder’s services were quite beneficial.
Additional home features include an eat-in chef’s kitchen as well as a large living room and dining room with an open floor plan. A master bedroom featuring a quiet balcony with views of the property’s gunite pool, synthetic turf tennis court, flagstone patio and outdoor stone fireplace, in addition to three other bedrooms each with their own bath, complete the residence. The property is offered at $2,349,000.
14 Rockledge Road, a soon-to-be center hall Colonial, is yet another incredibly planned masterpiece of Cobble Creek Builders that is now for sale. The residence lies on 2.5 acres of land in one of Rye’s most sought after cul-de-sacs, and boasts six bedrooms and 6,879 square feet of space. A cogeneration/geothermal heating and cooling system, which is an alternate energy source that uses warmth from the earth to keep the temperature at a constant 55 degrees, is among the many state-of-the-art amenities included in the home. The cogeneration system is extremely rare in Westchester County, and it is nearly unheard of for a builder to take on the cost of incorporating the technology, which allows the home to produce more energy than it consumes and save money for the owner in the long run. “This property takes the off the grid concept to another level, between the cogeneration system and the seclusion and peace you feel in a beautiful, off the beaten path setting,” said Denn. The property is offered at $4,995,000.
The third and final property for sale, 9 Oriole Place, is a recently relocated and expanded Colonial situated on almost an acre of land in the town of Rye Brook, N.Y. In addition to its appealing open-concept main floor plan, the 3,251 square-foot contemporary home includes distinct “green living” capabilities such as spray foam insulation, an alternative to fiberglass, and energy-efficient windows, both of which can lower utility costs through the resulting improved insulation. Other impressive features include dark hardwood floors, thick crown moldings, wide windows, flat panel wainscoting, a fully equipped new kitchen and a neighboring living room with marble fireplace. An in-ground pool with waterfall, expansive covered deck, blue stone patio and sport court complete this amenity-rich property, offered at $1,545,000.
“Cobble Creek Builders was one of the first building firms to bring geothermal heating and cooling to Westchester County back in 2000, and today they remain one of the most forward-thinking builders of luxury new construction in the area,” said Sassower. “I am excited to bring these wonderful, environmentally friendly properties to the market.”