Hillside is strategically planned to facilitate the building of community. Neighbors make a house become a home and together you create a place that you are proud to live in. 

Home to 48 units composed of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, Hillside's design concepts demonstrate the collaboration between sustainability, energy conservation, fostering community, and ecological resilience. The site's unique topography has allowed us to create first floor access to multiple levels of residential units and common buildings. 

Building footprints and streets have been intricately integrated with the topography to manipulate water shed - allowing for water to slow, spread, and sink into the soil. This will prove to be most beneficial in fostering plant life, stopping soil erosion, and largely cutting back on the runoff to public sewage systems. By living at hillside you are able to truly live in a manner that generates health for the environment, humans, and community. 

 



FLOOR PLANS



First Floor - 2 Bedroom

  • 4kW of solar array power to cover

  • Heat

  • Hot Water

  • Electricity

  • Private outdoor patio

  • Parking with access to electric car charger

  • Garbage and compost pickup

  • CSA participation starting 2020

  • EnergyStar rated appliances

  • Access to community greenhouse

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Second Floor - 1 Bedroom

  • 4kW of solar array power to cover

  • Heat

  • Hot Water

  • Electricity

  • Private rooftop deck (24 x 20 ft)

  • Solar array parking with access to electric car charger

  • Garbage and compost pickup

  • CSA participation starting 2020

  • EnergyStar rated appliances

  • Access to community greenhouse



Townhouse Unit - 3 Bedroom

  • 4kW of solar array power to cover electricity, heat and hot water.

  • Private rooftop deck (24x 20 ft.)

  • Private first floor patio

  • 3 bedroom

  • 2 bath

  • Solar array parking with access to electric car charger and solar canopy parking

  • Garbage and compost pickup

  • CSA participation starting 2020

  • EnergyStar rated appliances

  • Access to community greenhouse


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PERMACULTURE PLANS


The Grade

As the name suggests, Hillside Center For Sustainable Living is located on a hillside. Although this could be seen as a detriment we have used it to our advantage. By building the homes into the hillside we have been able to benefit from the thermal mass of the hill an create first floor access points to multiple floors of the building.  The exterior architecture is a result of contemporary energy saving technology, urban design, and roots of traditional New England elements such as the gable roofs, large farmer's porch, and wood accents. 

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