Darien, Connecticut

One of the few LEED Platinum Homes in the region and winner of the CT Green Building Council’s 2012 Residential Green Building Award. Fully renovated and expanded in 2011 with energy efficiency in mind. A must-see!

Energy Efficient Home EnergyStar Home Green Home Healthy Home LEED Home Photovoltaic (PV) Solar - Photovoltaic
$1,950,000 Asking Price (USD)
$11,166 Annual Property Tax
$2,870 Annual Utility Cost
3,130 Square Feet
5 / 3½ Beds / Baths
6970 sq ft Lot Size
2011 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This healthy, non-toxic home was built with indoor air and water quality in mind: Zero-VOC finishes (AFM Safecoat paints and sealants, and Vermont Natural Coatings for the floors), Venmar ERV System with MERV 13 filters, nearly 100% PVC-free plumbing, natural fiber denim insulation, formaldehyde-free and PVC-free building materials, and whole house and kitchen water filtration systems.

Property Description

One of the few LEED PLATINUM homes in the region and winner of the Connecticut Green Building Council's 2012 Residential Green Building Award. This green Colonial is located within a block of the train, shopping, restaurants, and across from the popular Tilley Pond Park. Fully renovated and expanded in 2011 with energy efficiency in mind, this home achieved a HERS rating of 37/100 and features solar panels (PV and thermal), state-of-the-art mechanicals, natural fiber insulation, and triple pane windows. Zero-VOC finishes, air and water filtration systems, and formaldehyde-free and PVC-free building materials ensure healthy indoor air and water quality. This home also features luxurious finishes, such as a Lacanche French range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf warming drawer, Meile dishwasher, Waterworks bathrooms, custom millwork, and professionally designed organic gardens. Featured in the April/May 2013 issue of Connecticut Magazine. A rare opportunity to own a custom-built LEED PLATINUM home.

Neighborhood Description

This home has an extremely desirable and sought-after in-town location. Located a block away from the Darien Train Station, this home offers an easy commute to New York City and towns in Connecticut and New York serviced by Metro North. It is located directly across the street from Darien's popular Tilley Pond Park and within a short walk to restaurants, Whole Foods, the Darien Farmer's Market, coffee shops, the town movie theater, and much more.

Market Area

Darien is an affluent New York City suburb located along the Long Island Sound.

School District

Excellent, award winning public school system. Darien High School was ranked 4th in the state in the 2013 US News and World Reports rankings.


Beachfront community with less than an hour commute to New York City. Two public beaches (one with a newly built playground and tennis courts), sever

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Elevation of Home


Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Forced Air - Heat Pump
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Cooling System High Efficiency Heat Pump
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration HEPA filtration
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Municipal
Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other
Recycled Denim Batt

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Information

Bernadette Muskus

5 Appletree Lane
Darien , CT 06820 US

Listing ID: 19518