The Westlake

The Westlake
Sareth Builders
The Westlake
Westlake, OH

5th US Trophy Contestant

“The Westlake” is a 13,000 SF High Performance custom home which includes an indoor pool. The home was designed for a couple nearing retirement that wanted a large home to accommodate their children, future grandchildren, parents and guests. The environmentally conscious owners prioritized a healthy, low energy use, sustainable home that would accommodate them as they aged so that they would never need to move in the event of aging related issues. 



Key Challenges: 

We had to complete the large project with minimal long-term environmental impact, low operating costs, low maintenance, high building durability and implementation of Aging-In-Place design. All of these goals were achieved via following the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) rigorous Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) design, third-party verification and certification protocol.


Key Achievements: 

Knowing the client was happy and comfortable in their home was a key achievement. These clients tend to be more demanding, as they are wealthier clients. The contractor wanted to build a 13,000 square foot home that uses less energy, which is below minimum build requirements for energy consumption, which was achieved through careful selection of building products.

  • The Westlake was recognized with multiple National, State, Regional and Local Awards,
  •  1stPlace: “Best Custom Home over One Million Dollars, Cleveland Home Builders Association (HBA)
  •  1stPlace: “Best Green Built Home over 4,000SF”, Cleveland Home Builders Association(HBA)
  •  1stPlace: “Most Energy Efficient Home over 2,500SF”, Ohio Home Builders Association(OHBA)
  •  1stPlace: “Lowest HERS Score”: Columbia Gas/Efficiency Crafted Homes Program
  •  1stPlace/Gold: “Best of Age 55+ Housing Awards –Detached Home Over 3,000 SF” National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  •  Honorable Mention: “Custom Home for Buyer” U.S .Department of Energy(DOE) Zero Energy ReadyHome(ZERH) Program


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