The kitchen’s full-size, side-by-side refrigerator-freezer is supplemented by a set of Energy Star–rated refrigerator drawers finished to match the cabinet fronts, both from Sub-Zero. The 642 (now BI-42S) series side-by-side unit, finished in stainless steel, provides more than 24 cubic feet of total storage capacity, offers a shallow-depth design for easier accessibility, and uses less energy than a 100-watt light bulb, according to the supplier. The 700BR series drawers deliver 5.3 cubic feet of undercounter, pull-out capacity for flexible, point-of-use convenience. 800.222.7820. www.subzero.com.
Asko’s built-in, Energy Star–rated, full-size dishwasher (model 3232XL) features hidden controls with push-button access to six programs and seven wash temperatures, and a proprietary insulation package for efficient, quiet operation. Dual pumps and motors (compared to one each on most dishwashers) save water and electricity and extend the unit’s life. 800.898.1879. www.askousa.com.
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Moorcraft Super Spec (series 179) from Benjamin Moore is an acrylic-blended, solid-color latex stain with a rustic matte finish for the Durham model’s signature cedar shingle siding. Formulated not to exceed VOC levels of 250 grams per liter, the stain protects and masks the grain of the wood without obscuring its texture, delivers a high level of color retention and fade resistance, and is engineered to resist mildew growth on the stain film. 201.573.9600. www.benjaminmoore.com.
The Cumbria model home features an optional, direct-expansion, ground-source geothermal heat pump system from Earth to Air, which draws from the Earth’s constant temperature to heat the domestic water, and cool or heat the home’s indoor air through a centralized distribution network. The company reports up to 80% energy savings compared to conventional equipment. The system is designed to operate with R410A refrigerant to supplement the cooling mode. Without an outdoor compressor, the system is quiet and unobtrusive. 615.595.2888. www.earthtoair.com.