If you’re driving down Greenwich, Conn.’s, iconic Old Church Road, you might notice something strange: a very big, very blue house. Known as “The Big Blue House,” the green building project spurred by designer and real estate developer Sabine H. Schoenberg is wrapped in Blueskin, a new adhesive house wrap designed to revolutionize the construction process. Unlike the more popular Tyvek house wrap, this new product is adhesive on one side and does not require staples to install. The breathable material can also be used on the roof, not typical in traditional home building, and can prevent moisture build-up. This means the entire home can be sealed, which allows construction to continue year-round—even in the chilliest of New England winters.
Big Blue, spanning 4,800 square feet, is the first home in Greenwich to use Blueskin, typically utilized along the coast where building projects need to be protected from salty, damp atmospheres. In addition to the high-tech wrap, the home’s layout features all the latest in innovative and eco-friendly products and technologies. Pressed lumber and rot-proof, eco-friendly windows are just a few of the green features, which cost more to install, but will save heaps of cash in the long run.
Schoenberg, founder of This New House, is using the build-site as an educational platform, where she is teaching architects and builders about up-and-coming, innovative construction trends.
Represented by: Sabine H. Schoenberg, PrimeSitesCT