Energy Efficient Showcase Home in Norwich Connecticut

Posted on: July 15, 2014 | Posted in: Showcase Home

On Saturday August 9th from 10AM-12 Noon, you are invited to walk through the house, and see the latest in building materials and NEW construction techniques.

New London County Graduate Master Builder and 1st Vice-President of the HBRA of CT, Norton Wheeler of Mystic River Building Company, LLC, is building the 2014 Connecticut Showcase Home using a combination of  innovative construction techniques and the latest in building materials. On Saturday August 9th, builder Nort Wheeler will be holding another Open House, where the public and builders can see what’s behind the walls of this energy saving trendsetter.

Reserve at Farm View Showcase Home

The two story frame of this Mystic River E-Save Showcase Home features the superior strength and moisture resistance of Huber Advan Tech®Flooring, Zip-wall and Zip-roof sheathing and high performance structural materials from Trus Joist™ by Weyerhauser. The home’s floors will be firm and quiet and its beams will support heavy loads and span long distances of interior space. Trus Joist products also resist warping, splitting and shrinking.

Showcase Home Trus Joist floor joists

A special additive in the home’s concrete footings will prevent water penetration, and two inches of Dow Styrofoam under the basement slab will reduce energy loss and increase the home’s comfort.

The Showcase Home will feature energy saving Andersen 400 Series Windows upgraded for added protection against driving rain and heavy winds. A patented window surround by Trim Solutions features a unique pocket glued and screwed construction, continuous built-in water management and integral weather stripping.

Rings End is supplying two revolutionary Velux No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights, which feature a solar panel that uses any available daylight to recharge a battery that opens and closes the skylight. VELUX SUN TUNNELS™ will capture daylight at the roof of the home, and carry it through a tubular shaft to deliver light into any area, such as an interior bath or even a closet.

Energy and water saving technologies will combine with low maintenance exterior materials to create a home that is economical to maintain for years to come. Trim Solutions is also providing the home’s vinyl siding and Azek trim featuring Trim Solutions patented hidden fastening system, which eliminates the need for unsightly plugs, caulking and painting, and creates an exterior that is virtually maintenance free.

Designed by prominent Mystic architect, Peter J. Springsteel, the 2014 Connecticut Showcase Home is located on a storybook site at The Reserve at Farm View. The home sits on a beautiful level one acre hilltop lot, bordered by stone walls on both the east and north. The front of the home faces south for sun drenched indoor living. The private back yard offers a stunning view of the Last Green Valley and distant farmland – perfect for indoor and outdoor entertainment.

Unique touches and outstanding craftsmanship will create lasting quality, comfort and enjoyment in this four bedroom trendsetting home with 3,443 square feet of living space, including a GE stainless kitchen and family room with Heatilator Heirloom fireplace – all supplied by Connecticut Appliance & Fireplace Distributors (CAFD). The Heirloom gas fireplace with authentic masonry style, large 36 inch to 50 inch viewing area, and powerful heat and high-efficiency performance, make it a valuable addition to any home.

In addition, an Outdoor Great Room will be custom built for family fun and entertainment with stonework and fire pit provided by talented mason, Santo Veneziano, and an outdoor kitchen provided by CAFD!

A Home Show in a Home
The Connecticut Showcase Home program is sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut to demonstrate the experience, professionalism and high standards of its members, and to showcase trend setting, high-value home product.

Mystic River Building Company is providing educational opportunities for HBRA members and the public by holding Open Houses throughout the summer, as the home is in various stages of construction. An Open House will take place Saturday August 9th from 10AM-Noon, and some vendors and suppliers will be present to discuss their product or service.

Upon completion, the Connecticut Showcase Home will be set up as a Home Show in a Home and Mystic River will host a major charity event to benefit the William W. Backus Hospital.

Stop by on Saturday August 9th 10AM- 12 Noon at the Reserve at Farm View on Farm View Drive in Norwich to see the Connecticut Showcase Home and meet builder, Norton Wheeler of the Mystic River Building Company. Follow or visit for more information. Check out a time lapse video of Showcase Home construction from foundation to roofing on Mystic River Facebook.