Eco Farmhouse | 5435 Fairhaven Ct., Downers Grove, IL 60515  view map
A modern farmhouse style single family home, providing modern comforts with sustainable design and construction principles.
Construction Status: Complete

SIZE: 3,184 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family – New Construction

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (Pending)
ENERGY STAR for Homes (Pending)
HERS Rating: 5 (Achieved)

Lifestyle Homes, Inc.
P.O. Box 610, Lisle, IL 60532
Our mission is to provide you with a home that continues to meet your lifestyle needs throughout the many stages you will encounter with your family, by providing functional space that is built to last, in the most cost effective way.

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This home is the end product of Lifestyle Homes meeting an Earth conscious, forward thinking family who was interested in building a sustainable home to raise their small children. The site provides a perfect campus with a winding creek, a small branch of the DuPage river at the end of the property, waterfalls, mature landscaping, and an inground swimming pool for their little active ones.

The Eco Farmhouse was designed for the family’s lifestyle centered in sustainability. The most current building science methods are incorporated for Energy & Water efficiency and Clean air to provide healthy indoor air quality and Comfort. The simple exterior and roofing were designed to minimize long term maintenance. A South facing single plain roof line maximizes solar electricity production and a tight enveloped exterior simulates the Passive House result but is not prescriptive. Use of natural building materials and added design detail shines throughout this warm farmhouse. This beautiful home is well balanced for the building cost and ROI; Return of Investment. This home is where sustainability meets high performance and is built to last. We are anticipating Net-Zero energy efficiency in this home with 40 solar panels and Microinverters at 4/12 pitch, all south facing.

After the interior of the house tour, please stroll into the ground to experience the symbiotic relationship between the house and grounds.