New York, New York (PRWEB) March 29, 2008
Petrides Homes, Petrides Homes, a residential design and development firm based in New York, has completed and is offering for sale Evertson Hill, a unique home that combines traditional architecture with the best of current home design and construction, incorporating the latest, broadest "Green" building practices. The property is located in the idyllic Millbrook, NY area, approximately 90 miles north of New York City. Its protected location, traditional architecture, excellent construction, and green building features suggest Evertson Hill as a "haven of refuge" in these turbulent times.
George Petrides, Principal of the firm, said, "We are delighted to be leading the third generation of Green Building, which we call 3G; the first generation, in the 1970s, was one of unattractive solar panels hung on existing homes and of innovations such as rammed earth walls; the second generation, still popular, is characterized by boxy 'modern' homes coming out of modular home plants. Now, at the beginning of the third generation of Green Building, homeowners are realizing that 'Green' is not about individual products or gadgets but about thinking broadly about maximizing the efficiency with which houses use resources (energy, water, and building materials) while reducing impacts on health and the environment. This can be pursued at every state of the home's 'life': from design, to developing the site for the home, through the construction process, through decades of use and adaptation for re-use. At Evertson Hill, we did this through an innovative construction process, sustainably developed site, water self-sufficiency, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and building materials efficiency."
The Evertson Hill property (22 acres) is located in historic Smithfield Valley in the Millbrook Hunt Country; it was part of the 1,100 acre Evertson Estate, founded in 1741 and was, for nearly a century, one of the largest and most productive farms in New York State. This "New Old House" combines the Greek Revival architectural traditions of this area with the best of modern home design and construction. The house is sited on its 22 acres to give stunning views to the North, East and South across rural Smithfield Valley. The house's 4,400 square feet include 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, large modern kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, family room, home office. Superb craftsmanship and historical finishes throughout, including wide plank floors, 4 wood burning fireplaces, paneling. Attached barn: 500 SF loft above with 16 foot ceiling, 2 car garage below. Extensive landscaping includes specimen trees, fieldstone walls, bluestone patios. Horse trails on property, in use by Millbrook Hunt, connect to hundreds of miles of trails. Extensive images and information at Petrides Homes under "Featured Home."
Jessica Harms of Petrides Homes stated, "Working on this project, I have seen the remarkable amount of work, love, and attention to detail put into the Evertson Hill project. From the kitchen's SubZero refrigerator to the antique reproduction lighting fixtures throughout the house, Evertson Hill truly has it all. For an architectural enthusiast, this 'New Old Home' is a dream; its Greek Revival moldings are based on historical pattern books, they accent the modern amenities nicely, such as the master bath's oversized air-jet tub, with views across the valley. This home, and the land it inhabits, is simply extraordinary."
About Petrides Homes: Launched in 2000 by George Petrides, Petrides Homes LLC is a residential design and development firm based in New York City.