Breathe: Certified Green Home Hits the Market

89 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton. Photo courtesy of Town & Country Real Estate

The future homeowner of 89 Three Mile Harbor Road will be able to breathe a little easier.

Being green is gold in East Hampton, and this 3,000-square-foot home is Certified Green to a Gold Level — fitted with hurricane glass and Energy Star Rated, with extremely low utility bills.

Beauty meets efficiency in the newest custom build from Forst Construction, they say, currently listed for $1.75 million with Town & Country Real Estate.

“We wanted a traditional home that took into account the grade change of the property, which allowed the lower level to be on grade as a walkout, maximizing all levels and the southern exposure — which allowed us to maximize the solar PV system,” Forst said in a press release.

Three levels of open living include three en suite bedrooms, a top-of-the line kitchen, custom cabinets with marble and granite tops throughout, security with SMART home technologies, a wood-burning stove and wood floors. Sitting on a private third of an acre flag lot landscaped by Marders, the property is home to a detached two-car garage, a 12-foot gunite pool with waterfalls, a hot tub and an outside shower.

Sustainably built with low maintenance products — exceeding even today’s current building codes, the release said — the roof includes 16,000 KW of Solar PV, which minimizes the PSEG bill and lowers property taxes. In addition, the Solar Hot water produces 50 to 80 percent of the heat and hot water, and helps heat the pool, minimizing the gas bill.

“As for energy efficiency, Forst Construction builds with a whole house science approach,” the release said. “The home features solar for electric and water, which heats the house, water and pool. All toilets are eco-friendly, saving 2,000 gallons of water per year without loss of performance. Insulation exceeds New York State energy codes, spray foam to the entire exterior cavity of the house, including the attic. The house has 1000-percent conditioned space from the attic to the basement for maximum home efficiency on multiple levels.”

For more information, call exclusive listing agent Amy Forst at (516) 901-8001 or email