Nova Homes of South Florida is building a Marquesa model in Golden Gate Estates(Photo: Submitted)
A new Marquesa model is now under construction in Golden Gate Estates in Naples. As one of Nova Homes of South Florida’s 2018 collection of ‘high performance’ homes, this three-bedroom, plus office/flex space, two-bath home features 2,212 square feet of living space with 3,130 total square feet.
Customized to fit the lifestyle and needs of the owners, the plan features an open floor plan concept with a great room, kitchen, and dining room sharing 12-foot ceilings and easy access to the outdoor living space. The home offers energy-efficient features and functionality, which are found in every Nova Homes high performance home.
What is a high performance home?
John Blaine, vice president of marketing and development, said, “The three characteristics of a high performance home are efficiency, innovative design, and a personalized approach. Each home is customized to fit the lifestyle and needs of the homeowner. The key to designing or customizing a new home is making sure it meets the family’s present and future needs, including flexible living areas, linked indoor/outdoor spaces, and home workstations. The Marquesa model includes all of these features.”
The Energy Act of 2005 defines a ‘high performance building’ as one that integrates and optimizes all major high performance building attributes, including energy efficiency, durability, life-cycle performance, and occupant productivity. “A high performance home, like the Marquesa, will not just be energy efficient, but will also incorporate wider sustainability, durability, safety, and cost-in-use features,” adds Blaine.
Durability is a factor in every decision made on materials, finishes, and construction methods to ensure the home lasts not just one lifetime, but several lifetimes. This new Marquesa will use more resilient alternatives to some traditional products.
Building a home with a great thermal performance lowers energy