Country Living's 2010 House of the Year To Be Built in New York City's Financial District

Leading Shelter Magazine Partners with New World Home to Build LEED® Certified Green Modular Home

Apr 29, 2010, 06:00 ET from Country Living

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Country Living, the nation's leading shelter magazine, today announces its 2010 House of the Year building project 'Home Green Home." Developed by New World Home and designed by the Country Living editors, this home will showcase compelling style and "green" products and features for every room. For the first time, Country Living's House of the Year will be built and temporarily set in New York City at the World Financial Center, the heart of the world's financial mecca. On June 3, 2010, Country Living will host an event unveiling the House of the Year and will open its doors to the public June 4th.

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Earlier this year, Hearst Brand Development partnered with New World Home to introduce the Country Living Collection, a unique collection of historically inspired modular homes featuring USGBC LEED® Certification. The collection offers consumers attainable green living coupled with classic country style. The 2010 House of the Year, aptly named the "Hudson" cottage as it will be built on the shores of the Hudson River near New York Harbor, will be available for any Country Living reader to purchase across the country, an option that has never been available to readers before.

"We know that Country Living consumers are passionate about the environment, and we are thrilled that these homes will enable them to experience green living and the Country Living brand no matter where they live," says Sarah Gray Miller, editor-in-chief Country Living. "As it does every year, the 2010 House of the Year inspires readers with ideas to incorporate in their own homes."

The 1,600 square foot "Hudson" cottage reflects the comfortable, casual lifestyle of Country Living's readers and will be featured in the November 2010 issue of Country Living magazine. All of the interior and exterior details have been have been hand-selected by the magazine's editors. Interior designer Katie Ridder will decorate the home with green furnishings and an emphasis on bold color. With 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, the home features a 1,100-square-foot wrap-around porch and an open floor plan that fully integrates the greenest products and practices available today.

"New World Home is extremely honored to be chosen as Country Living's 2010 House of the Year and excited about the tremendous opportunity to showcase our green modular housing platform. Our objective is to bring green education to the forefront so we will be hosting green tours throughout the event, explaining our 'whole-systems' approach to home design and construction," says Tyler Schmetterer, founder and chief marketing officer of New World Home.

The program is presented in association with Brookfield Properties, one of North America's premier commercial real estate companies. Sponsors of Country Living's 2010 House of the Year include: James Hardie, Mohawk, Johns Manville, Benjamin Moore, Armstrong Cabinets, Andersen, Teragren and Charles P Rogers.

Country Living's 2010 House of the Year will be open to the public June 4th-June 16th, Monday-Friday 11-5, Saturday and Sunday 9-6 and Thursday June 17th 10-2 at The World Financial Center. Tickets are free. Following the open house the home will move to Crystal Springs Resort near Vernon, N.J. where it will become a permanent Country Living Green Modular Home design center. Country Living will be donating $5,000 to benefit National Parks off the New York Harbor Conservancy. To see the complete collection of Country Living green modular homes visit


Launched 30 years ago, Country Living ( is the No. 1 selling shelter magazine at newsstand and, through its editorial content and design, encourages readers to "come home to comfort."  The magazine focuses on a variety of topics including decorating, antiques, cooking, travel, remodeling and gardens.  In addition to its U.S. flagship, Country Living publishes a United Kingdom edition.


New World Home is a rapidly growing producer of sustainable housing dedicated to fulfilling the convergence of historically inspired design, next generation green products with ultra-efficient manufacturing methodologies. The end result represents the advent of the New Old Green Modular® (NOGM®) home. A New World Home is respectful of our country's rich architectural heritage, integrates all of the modern amenities of the 21st century, exceeds the most stringent green performance standards in the building industry and is move-in ready in just a few months. Additional information is available by calling 800-841-5042 or online at

About The Country Living Collection

The Country Living Green Modular Home Collection offers a range of historically inspired designs that reflect the comfortable, warm and inviting style found in the pages of the magazine. Interior and exterior details hand-selected by the editors of Country Living include signature elements such as open floor plans, porches, fireplaces and oversized windows. These inviting features allow you to embrace a country state of mind no matter where you live. The collection features a portfolio of 5 individual home designs that range from 1,100 to 2,300 square feet with an average price of $175-$225 per square foot. Every home can be customized on demand. To see the complete collection of Country Living green modular homes visit

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