24B — March 27 - April 9, 2015 — Green Buildings — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


G reen B uildings

Walters ENERGY STAR homes are packed with energy-saving features Walters Homes-ReBUILD introduces new house design called The Ketch


modern open floor plans with three bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths with living space rang- ing from 1,308 to 1,687 s/f. This coastal-inspired home boasts a spacious interior with a U-shaped kitchen on the first floor connected to a living and dining room area. A room next to the kitchen could serve as a bedroom or a home office. Upstairs is a master suite and a third bedroom along with a full bath, laundry space, a nook, plus an optional deck. Pric- ing on the Ketch I starts at $171,032.

To create a seamless tran- sition between indoors and out, all versions of the Ketch offer front and rear living spaces to accommodate a homeowner’s lifestyle. Gaud- et-Walters explains that, “If there’s a lagoon in the back, for example, residents may prefer to spend most of their time in the rear of the house, making this dual living de- sign ideal.” Constructing safer, smart- er homes in a post-Sandy environment also requires technical considerations. Re- BUILD is focused on recon- structing homes that exceed FEMA’s guidelines for build- ing in designated flood zones. As the custom home division of Walters Homes, the firm is committed to helping people understand what they need to do to reduce the risk of fu- ture wind and flood damage. To make the rebuilding pro- cess as seamless as possible for homeowners, ReBUILD bundles services to include assistance with permitting, financing, insurance claims and more. ReBUILD offers over 50 floor plans with layouts rang- ing in size from 500 s/f to more than 2,400 s/f. Every home is specially crafted to fit on a homeowners lot,and if a customer does not find any standard plans that meet their requirements, they can meet with ReBUILD’s architect to design their own unique custom home. Energy efficiency and sus- tainable living are key com- ponents that differentiate ReBUILD from the competi- tion. ENERGY STAR certi- fication ensures that homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes, offering energy efficiency savings of at least 30% (Most homes are 40% more efficient) compared to a typical new home. In ad- dition, homes are inspected to meet the U.S. Environ- mental Protection Agency’s strict standards for energy efficiency. Walters ENERGY STAR homes are packed with energy-saving features such as improved insula- tion, tighter construction, advanced window design, proper ventilation, high-ef- ficiency heating and cooling, advanced lighting, program- mable thermostats and tank- less hot water heaters. n

RTLEY BEACH, NJ —The Ketch, the newest house plan

offered by Walters Homes- ReBUILD , was designed with the desires of Jersey Shore homeowners in mind. “Through customer feed- back, certain needs from the public became obvious,” said MatthewGaudet-Walters . “From a design standpoint, it’s a traditional two-story home with a spacious interior but on a compact scale.” The Ketch I, II and III plans are variations of a single-family home offering

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