A Clopay Coachman Collection carriage house door is one of the standout features on the This Old House 2016 Idea House, The Farmhouse at Emerson Green. Located in Devens, Massachusetts, the home combines classic design elements with the latest sustainable building products and technology.
The Farmhouse at Emerson Green will be featured in the October issue of This Old House magazine and showcased online in late September with a style guide, video house tour, online galleries, and tips from the project’s experts on energy efficiency and sustainable design. This Old House television will also air a segment about the Idea House this fall.
This Old House teamed up with NOW Communities; Union Studio Architecture & Community Design; and Denise Enright Interior Design to create a modern twist on a classic farmhouse design at Emerson Green, an innovative development on a decommissioned army base northwest of Boston. It is one of the first houses built in the mixed-use development with the goal of making net-zero living possible.
The 3-bedroom, 1900-square-foot home will average approximately half the energy use for a typical house of its size and will feature low-maintenance materials and an open living concept—ideal for busy family life.
The Farmhouse at Emerson Green features durable, long-lasting energy-efficient materials that conserve natural resources and provide lower maintenance.
Clopay’s Coachman Collection 2” Intellicore insulated steel and composite carriage house garage door fit the plans perfectly, lending historic charm and modern overhead operation to the home’s detached garage. The architect specified Design 13 with REC14 windows in a custom Clopay Colorblast® paint finish to match the siding color on the house. Marathon Door and Glass in Hopedale, Massachusetts managed the installation.
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About Emerson Green
Emerson Green is a new, vibrant residential neighborhood located in the village of Devens, Massachusetts. Developed by NOW Communities and Union Studio, the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets, parks and welcoming front porches beckon homeowners outdoors, recalling the era of friendly, cohesive neighborhoods and a simpler, mindful way of living. Emerson Green’s 124 single-family homes, duplexes, and multi-family apartments are sustainably constructed, energy efficient, and intentionally compact. The community’s philosophy combines a traditional perspective on mindfulness with the best aspects of a 21st-century lifestyle. Homes are built using responsibly sourced materials with an eye towards energy efficiency, but they never sacrifice comfort. Quality craftsmanship and solid interior and exterior construction are priorities, resulting in unique, welcoming homes residents will be proud to call their own.
About This Old House
This Old House and Ask This Old House are produced by This Old House Ventures, LLC and are presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. This Old House is the No. 1 multimedia home enthusiast brand, offering trusted information and expert advice through award-winning television, a highly regarded magazine, and an information-driven website. National underwriting for This Old House television is provided by GMC, The Home Depot, State Farm Insurance Company, Lumber Liquidators, and Gorilla Glue. The Executive Producer is Chris Wolfe.