Transformation, Revisited
06.03.14. by Natalie Wightman. This existing octagon house has been transformed into a multiple Award Winning green home.
It is a blueprint for healthy, comfortable, and sustainable living.
 - This project was originally completed and photographed in 2008, but we felt the pictures didn't do justice to the space, so we re-photographed the entire home (actually the upper floor has yet to be re-shoot). Enjoy.



Everything Old Is New Again
December 2011. by Christina Koch . "Sylvain Côté, owner of South Salem, N.Y.-based Absolute Green Homes, has mastered the art of deconstruction and found ways to use reclaimed materials in unique ways. He has created furniture, wine cellars, vanities and other handcrafted pieces from discarded items as mundane as 2 by 4s. He currently is retrofitting a New York house with a zero-energy goal while using reclaimed materials to make the home distinctive."
 - Article is from page 18 to 23, December 2011 issue. 4 of the 5 pictures on page 22 & 23 are ours.



Catch Us on TV
Planet Green, which was owned by Discovery Communications, featured our Award Winning Project on their show 'The Worlds Greenest Homes' back in 2008.



Westchester Home Magazine, Summer '08

"Sustainable In South Salem"  -  Westchester builder Sylvain Côté rights a dated upside-down contemporary, transforming it into an award-winning eco-friendly home.
 - As great as this web page is, it does not match the hard copy of the magazine itself.  Please pick up a copy at your local bookstore, or contact the publishers.  In fact, just an outstanding job with the entire magazine.



2008 NAHB Green Building Award Winner!

May 12, 2008 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) last night honored 17 building industry professionals from across their country for excellence and innovation in green home building at the 10th Annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in New Orleans.  View The Winning Project And All The Details



PATH Partner Named "Best of the Best"

December 7, 2007
PATH Partner Absolute Remodeling was named winner of the 2007 "Best of the Best" Design Award by Professional Remodeler magazine.



Best Of The Best Design Award Winner

With a record 235 entries, this year's competition was the most competitive ever, according to the publishers.
A total of 56 projects won awards, including 16 Platinum Awards and one project was chosen as "The Best".
- The "Best Of The Best" project just happens to be ours!
 - Professional Remodeler, November 2007 Issue.



House lends foundation to enviro-friendly remake
"Sylvain Côté and his family had been renting a home in Yorktown for about 14 years before deciding to buy one on Truesdale Lake in South Salem a few years back.
Being the owner of Absolute Remodeling, he decided to, well, remodel the house. But his version of remodeling was to take the entire house down to its eight-sided foundation and rebuild..."

 - Published November 05, 2007.



Winner of A 2007 Remodeling Design Awards!

The 2007 Remodeling Design Awards drew 237 entries and resulted in 19 awards: 2 Best of the Year, 4 Grand, 12 Merit and 1 Honorable Mention. Three of those awards went to projects in the new Green Remodeling category;  One of those three is ours.


                    Cover, March 2007


"Westchester builder Sylvain Côté turns his expertise to his own home, creating a model for green building design and energy efficiency."
by Judith Hausman.
New York House
magazine, March '07.

Published by House Media Network



Going For Green

...Is the title of the article, and is about friendly houses that slash energy costs and provide a healthier environment.  Three local homes are featured.  Published by Hudson Valley Magazine, April 2006 Edition, page 44.

By Valerie Havas


Building It Green

The Westchester County Times,
December 2004 Edition.

By Eve Marx


A House Of Another Color

The Lewisboro Ledger,
Cover Article,
July 22, 2004.

By Elena Sorokin


Eight Sides To One Story

The Journal News,
Real Estate Home section,
April 24-25, 2004.

By Noreen Seebacher



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