Halstead Property announced the firm has been selected as the exclusive sales agent for Noroton Green, a new residential development consisting of eight smart-sized `green' homes. Developed by Hertz Construction Inc., the unique homes were designed by LaVigna Associates.

"We are extremely proud to bring this exciting new style of living to Darien," said John Hertz, of Hertz Construction. "Noroton Green is making history in the town for a few reasons: It is the first development in the community with 30 percent of the land specifically designated as open space; it is the first development to be Green Certified using National Association of Home Builders standards; and it is the first development of this kind within convenient walking distance to necessary amenities like shopping, schools and public transportation, including Noroton Heights train station, which offers a quick 47-minute train ride to Grand Central station in New York City. Our buyers will enjoy the amenities and advantages of a stand alone home, but with the property maintenance managed by the association."

Located on West Avenue in the Noroton Heights neighborhood of Darien, the conservation single family open space development features eight single-family homes offering three architectural styles, including Colonial, Victorian and Arts and Crafts. Each home will be approximately 2,800 square feet, offering layouts of two or three-bedrooms and two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms. In addition, each residence will feature a two-car garage, private terrace, fireplace, high ceilings, energy saving appliances and windows, high efficiency super insulation with spray-in foam, gas heating and air conditioning, as well as laundry and office space.

"There is a limited amount of new construction offered at this price point in Darien and the surrounding towns -- and certainly not with the custom features and amenities that are offered at Noroton Green," Edward Saunders, Halstead Property Executive director of operations, said. "We are thrilled to be offering these homes exclusively through Halstead."

The development will be built in phases over the next year. The first unit is listed for sale, offered at $1,395,000, and can be viewed at http://www.halstead.com/sale/ct/darien/333-west-ave/house/98516207. For more information, contact the listing agents, Joan M. Waggner, and Holly and David Hawes at the Darien Halstead office by calling 203-655-1418, or via email at jwaggner@halstead.com or hhawes@halstead.com.

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Halstead Property is one of the largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the metropolitan area. Headquartered at 499 Park Avenue, the firm has nearly 950 sales and rental agents primarily located in 21 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, Hoboken, New Jersey and Fairfield County. In addition, the development marketing division of Halstead Property is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for many new developments in the tri-state area and through the Property Management Division, Halstead manages more than 18,000 residential units within 180 buildings. To learn more, visit www.halstead.com.

For more than 25 years, the Hertz brothers, life time residents of Darien and owners of Hertz Construction in Darien, have taken their visions of residential developments from concept to construction. In the mid 1980's they partnered with two other builders and developed Darien's first condominium complex, Middlesex Commons. Numerous other projects in Darien, Stamford and Norwalk have included additional condominiums, planned unit development and many high end single family residences.

Based in Ridgefield, LaVigna Associates has been in business for more than 28 years. The company has designed and built many residential and light commercial projects ranging from mountain ski houses to extensive work in the Town of Greenwich.