Single Family Homes

Livable, not lavish. Cozy, not dramatic.

NOW Community homes are designed to be healthy and durable.


NOW Houses are compact without sacrificing function or comfort, energy efficient, and offer flexible floor plans that allow a variety of uses without requiring additional construction or reconfiguration. Our homes are designed to gracefully integrate outdoors and indoors.

A key design priority is to use high-quality, environmentally-friendly materials and to rely on passive solar design and renewable energy sources. These homes were conceived for those who want to live in a space that is purely and simply designed, enabling beautiful yet conscientious living.

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Exterior

  • Windows are triple glazed and exterior doors are insulated for energy efficiency and to minimize noise
  • Insulation far exceeds building code requirements and typically includes a mixed of rigid panels, blown-in cellulose and open and closed cell spray foam
  • Exterior enclosure is fully air sealed and blower door tested.
  • Siding & trim: low/no maintenance composite or cedar siding, and PVC or composite trim
  • Roof: asphalt architectural shingles with 30 year warranty
  • Decks: low maintenance composite decking.
  • Patios created from bluestone or manufactured stone, with pervious joints.
  • Exterior detailing emphasizes human scale.

Interior

  • Open floor plan for main living areas
  • First floor master bedroom suite
  • All main rooms have two exposures, flooded with natural light
  • Kitchens: designed for both the cook and bottle washer
  • Hardwood cabinetry; quartz composite or granite counters
  • Bathrooms: WaterSense fixtures and dual flush toilets
  • Laundry: High efficiency appliances
  • No/low V.O.C. paints and finishes
  • Oak hardwood floors w/low VOC finish
  • Built-ins to minimize clutter
  • Basements are fit-out ready
  • Multi zone air source heat pumps for a high efficiency heating and cooling system
  • High efficiency heat recovery ventilator, for continuous fresh air circulation
  • High efficiency heat pump electric water heater
  • Solar Energy Ready: conduit installed for photo voltaic system

Sample Projects


Lowell Road, Concord MA

3,000 square foot home approximately one mile from Concord Center. Four bedroom, three and one-half bedroom home. This house was constructed with an exterior wall and floor panelized technique. In the interior are exposed fir columns and beams.

Ward Street, Newton MA

Three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2,350 square foot home constructed behind the homeowner’s original Victorian house. Finishes included wide pine floors, floating kitchen shelves, custom walnut butcher block breakfast bar and wood clad beams with black metal supports. The new house is visually separated from the original house with a “living wall” that incorporated existing plants and trees.

East Street, Carlisle, MA

Close to the Carlisle town center, this 2 unit condomium is an addition / renovation of an older structure as required by local zoning. The two units are separated by the garage. The new construction is a three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2,150 square foot home while the existing house was renovated with a new master bedroom wing to create a 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom home totalling 2,400 sf.

Fiske Street, Carlisle, MA

Three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2,350 square foot home constructed behind the homeowner’s original Victorian house. Finishes included wide pine floors, floating kitchen shelves, custom walnut butcher block breakfast bar and wood clad beams with black metal supports. The new house is visually separated from the original house with a “living wall” that incorporated existing plants and trees.

Newbridge Road, Sudbury MA

This 2,500 sf home is currently under construction with occupancy scheduled for the end of 2018. It is a 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home with art studio and loft area. The garage is connected to the house by a covered walkway. The house is clad in cedar; the red casement windows give this cottage style home a contemporary feel. The house will include a photovoltaic system on the south facing roof, rainwater harvesting system, reclaimed oak floors, and a fiberglass composite foundation wall which offers high insulation performance.