According to the homeowners, "this 1500 sq. ft. home with detached garage on 3 acres was built entirely in accord with the principles of Maharishi Vastu® architecture. In this modern revival of ancient knowledge, green and solar technologies are considered very important along with Vedic principles of proper orientation, proportion, room placement, etc. to create buildings that promote health, harmony, peace, and abundance."
Contact Name(s): Joel & Laura Wysong
Address: 2675 Agard Road, Trumansburg
Type of Building: Residence/ Home
Designer / Builder: Jonathan Lipman, Architect; owner served as general contractor
Year Built: 2009-2010, solar added in 2011
Building Features: all electric house including LED lighting and tankless hot water, wiring designed to minimize EMFs (electromagnetic fields), 110% of electric needs supplied by 18 grid-tied SunPower 230W solar panels on garage roof,; Woodstock soapstone wood stove; birck hearth constructed with clay mortar; non-mechnical fresh air system; double-wall construction with perlite insulation; local materials (pine ceilings, trim, and doors, larch clapboard siding, locust porch columns, etc.); woven strand solid bamboo florr glued to slab; Mamroleum batroom floors and kitchen counters; non-toxic finishes.
Last updated September 29, 2015