Modern History: America’s Oldest Net-Zero Home

By installing state-of-the-art technology and alternative energy systems, self-described “average couple” Kelly and Matt Grocoff transform their century-old house into a cutting-edge net-zero home.

Matt and Kelly chose zero-VOC wall paint and natural oil floor finishes. Their coffee table is made from salvaged butcher block, and their sofa and chairs (from Pottery Barn and Mitchell-Gold), which are made with sustainably harvested wood and natural materials, contain zero vinyl, formaldehyde or brominated flame retardants.
Photo By Kevin J. Miyazaki