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It’s Easy Being Green: Introducing Country Living‘s House Of The Year

country_living_house_6.4.10.jpgYesterday evening, we had the pleasure of visiting Country Living magazine’s House of the Year, which was put together right here in New York City. This year’s featured home marks a series of firsts: It’s the first time the magazine has featured a pre-fab, modular home built by New World Home as its house of the year, as well as the first time a completely green residence has held that title. Furthermore, this marks the first time a Country Living House of the Year has been available for purchase by readers across the country. Being a modular, pre-fabricated home, the “Hudson” cottage — and other models in the series — can be shipped from various factories scattered across the U.S.

The house, which features two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, was decorated by the magazine’s editors and decorator Katie Ridder, who took great care to ensure that it fit with the cozy, rustic-yet-contemporary aesthetic Country Living is known for.

Everything about the home — from the recycled elm wood used in the living room and kitchen floors, to the low VOC paint, appliances, formaldehyde-free insulation, and planks used to construct its veranda — are guaranteed environmentally friendly.

Interested New Yorkers can see it on display from June 4th through the 17th at the World Financial Center. After, it will be dismantled and rebuilt at its permanent home at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hardyston, New Jersey. The House of the Year will appear in the magazine’s upcoming November issue.

Bonus: After the jump, watch a timelapse video of the home being put together in New York.


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