‘Country Living' will build its House of the Year in NYC's financial district

A rendering of 'Country Living' magazine's 2010 House of the Year. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/Country Living)
A rendering of ‘Country Living’ magazine’s 2010 House of the Year. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/Country Living)

From Green Right Now Reports

Country Living magazine today announced it will go energy-conscious with its 2010 House of the Year building project  “Home Green Home.”

Developed by New World Home and designed by the Country Living editors, the house will showcase “green” products and features for every room. The magazine said the house will be built and temporarily set in New York City at the World Financial Center.

Country Living said it will host an event unveiling the House of the Year on June 3, and will open its doors to the public June 4th.

Earlier this year, Hearst Brand Development partnered with New World Home to introduce the Country Living Collection, a collection of historically inspired modular homes featuring USGBC LEED Certification. The collection is aimed offering consumers attainable green living coupled with classic country style. The 2010 House of the Year, aptly named the “Hudson” cottage as it will be built on the shores of the Hudson River near New York Harbor, will be available for any Country Living reader to purchase across the country, an option that has never been available to readers before, the magazine said.

The 1,600 square foot “Hudson” cottage will be featured in the November 2010 issue of Country Living magazine. All of the interior and exterior details were selected by the magazine’s editors. Interior designer Katie Ridder will decorate the home with green furnishings and an emphasis on bold color. With 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, the home features a 1,100-square-foot wrap-around porch and an open floor plan that fully integrates the greenest products and practices available today.

Country Living‘s 2010 House of the Year will be open to the public June 4th-June 16th, Monday-Friday 11-5, Saturday and Sunday 9-6 and Thursday June 17th 10-2 at The World Financial Center. Tickets are free. Following the open house the home will move to Crystal Springs Resort near Vernon, N.J. where it will become a permanent Country Living Green Modular Home design center.

Country Living said it will donate $5,000 to benefit National Parks off the New York Harbor Conservancy.

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