The chance to get a Postgreen Home of your own has come again with this, the official announcement of the Skinny Project. We are building three new homes on E. Susquehanna Ave in East Kensington, just a few doors down from the original 100k Project. They are each designed to our exactingly high standards for energy efficiency, health and overall awesomeness. Starting at just $250,000, these homes offer some of the best value available.
The Skinny Project is named for the new model we will be debuting in this build. The Skinny, designed to fit on Philadelphia’s narrow lots, offers an extremely flexible, open floor plan. It mimics much of what we see in loft condos and warehouse conversions (without the additional fees) to make the most of the space and light available. Included in the model are mobile closet units that can be used to create custom rooms and configurations within the space. It will change the way you think of Philadelphia’s traditional, narrow, infill home.
Each home in this project will target LEED Platinum certification and be built to the Passive House standard. The homes can also be upgraded to Net-Zero Energy with the addition of Solar PV, available right now at significant discounts due to government incentives. This could mean energy bills as low as $0 per month or even, if you are really good about conservation, checks from the electric company. As always, we focus on providing superior indoor air quality, greatly reduced water usage and a variety of energy saving features like solar hot water, induction cook tops and energy use monitoring.
The homes are also fully customizable through our exciting new web site, www.postgreenhomes.com. If you head to the Skinny Project page on the site you can choose a lot and customize the home you want including such options as flooring, counter tops, landscaping, bath fixtures and more. In the end you will have the house you want and a price to go with it.
For those who like lists, here’s a few details in bullet form:
- 2 Bedroom
- 1 Bath
- LEED Platinum Target
- Award Winning Design
- Private Backyards
- Solar Thermal Hot Water
- Super Efficient Air-to-Air Heat Pump
- Passive House Insulation and Air Sealing
- Energy Recovery Ventilator
- Solar PV Upgrade Available
- Energy Star Appliances
- Induction Cooktop
- Low Flow Fixtures and Dual Flush Toilet
- Low VOC Paints and Finishes
- Full Basement
- Customizable Finish Options
So who wants one? If not, why? Is it something I said? Or something I didn’t?
The comments are for feedback and discussion. Let’s put them to use.