R-951 Residence is One of the First Passive House/Net-Zero Capable Buildings in New York
+ Super Energy Efficient + Excellent Indoor Air Quality + Superior Comfort
The R-951 Residence is a newly constructed, elegantly designed row house that establishes a new benchmark for comfort and efficiency. The three 1,500 square foot apartments have open loft layouts, high ceilings and an abundance of natural light and fresh air. Each of these beautiful homes includes a generous amount of private outdoor space, too.
The solar-powered R-951 Residence is the first Passive House certified and Net-Zero capable buildings to be completed in New York City. This means that it offers each homeowner the possibility of living without external power costs. It achieves this with a rooftop solar system that provides each apartment with 4 kW of grid-tied electricity, enough for virtually all the heating, cooling and appliances (there is even an outlet for daytime backup power during a utility outage).
This well insulated, serenely quiet 5,600 sq foot building has exceptionally clean and comfortable air quality provided by a Zehnder energy recovery ventilation system. Triple-glazed ‘tilt and turn’ windows and doors offer great natural ventilation, light and views. Designed for resiliency, R-951 is wrapped in a high-performance building envelope sealed with a smart breathable membrane system, stucco and zinc. The gardens can even be watered using the 1,200 gallon rainwater harvesting system.
Open kitchens include an Energy Star Electrolux refrigerator and induction range, stone countertops and white lacquered cabinetry. Laundries feature Bosch appliances, and the bathrooms feature White Carrera marble floors with Duravit soaking tubs, Toto and Grohe fixtures. Carefully constructed sound dampening floors are topped with durable white oak (certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative). Low VOC paints are used throughout and interiors are LED illuminated. Each duplex unit is cable ready and has separate storage space. Apartment 1 has a deck and the back yard, Apartment 2 has a balcony and terrace, and Apartment 3 has a balcony plus a penthouse with two terraces for enjoying Manhattan and sunset views.