Country Living magazine's 'Home Green Home" designed by the magazine's editors showcasing "green" products and features will be built and temporarily set in New York City at the World Financial Center. On June 3, Country Living will host an event unveiling the House of the Year and will open its doors to the public June 4th.
In 2010 Hearst Brand Development introduced the Country Living Collection of historically inspired modular homes featuring USGBC LEED® Certification. The collection offers consumers green living coupled with country style. The 2010 House of the Year, named the "Hudson" cottage, will be available for Country Living readers to purchase across the country, an option that has never been available to readers before.
"We know that Country Living consumers are passionate about the environment, and we are thrilled that these homes will enable them to experience green living and the Country Living brand no matter where they live," says Sarah Gray Miller, editor-in-chief Country Living. "As it does every year, the 2010 House of the Year inspires readers with ideas to incorporate in their own homes."
The 1,600 square foot "Hudson" cottage reflects the comfortable, casual lifestyle of Country Living's readers and will be featured in the November 2010 issue of Country Living magazine. All of the interior and exterior details have been have been hand-selected by the magazine's editors. Interior designer Katie Ridder will decorate the home with green furnishings and an emphasis on bold color. With 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, the home features a 1,100-square-foot wrap-around porch and an open floor plan that fully integrates the greenest products and practices available today.
"Our objective is to bring green education to the forefront so we will be hosting green tours throughout the event, explaining our 'whole-systems' approach to home design and construction," says Tyler Schmetterer, founder and chief marketing officer of New World Home.
Sponsors of Country Living's 2010 House of the Year include: James Hardie, Mohawk, Johns Manville, Benjamin Moore, Armstrong Cabinets, Andersen, Teragren and Charles P Rogers.
Country Living's 2010 House of the Year will be open to the public June 4th-June 16th, Monday-Friday 11-5, Saturday and Sunday 9-6 and Thursday June 17th 10-2 at The World Financial Center. Tickets are free. Following the open house the home will move to Crystal Springs Resort near Vernon, N.J. where it will become a permanent Country Living Green Modular Home design center. Country Living will be donating $5,000 to benefit National Parks off the New York Harbor Conservancy.