TYPE: Conservation Community - Residential

LOCATION: Stamford, CT

SIZE: +/- 8,000 SF (Footprint: 2,500 SF)

  • Direct Exchange Geothermal HVAC (Optional)

  • High Efficiency Propane Heating (Optional)

  • Whole House CO2 Monitoring (Optional)

  • Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) (Optional)

  • Accoustic Insulation

  • Drought Tolerant Plantings

  • Water Efficient Fixtures & Rain Water Harvesting

  • PEX Plumbing & FFC Certified Hardwood Floors

  • Marvin Low-E Windows & Low VOC Paints & Stains

  • Recycled Flooring, Counters, & Green Seal Carpeting

  • LED & Low-Voltage Lighting


Located in the historic Long Ridge area of North Stamford, Connecticut, Windermere on the Lake (WOTL) is a 74 acre conservation community with 24 lakeside homes and gardens. The community includes a gatehouse, a field house with a pool, tennis courts, walking trails, and floating dock. Through sustainable design and practices, this community harmoniously blends with the natural environment. 


As president of NRDC-Residential, Mark Robbins was responsible for development of this community. Bartels-Pagiliaro Architects designed the initial four home types (Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, and Westmorland) - inspired by the 19th century architect, C.F.A. Voysey, a leader in the Arts and Crafts movement. Through the sweeping rooflines, grand windows, graceful forms, luxurious materials, and outstanding craftsmanship, these homes reflect the style of the movement. Additional designs (Hallett and Greenbrier) were designed by James Schettino Architects.


These semi-custom homes included three different garden designs by the famous Bristish architect Simon Johnson: the Robinson, the Mawson, and the Triggs.  The home designs included optional front appearances and amenities.


Each of these EnergyStar certified homes have  eco-friendly features, such as high performance windows and insulation, geothermal heating, building controls, and heat recovery ventilation systems. The residences are 51% more energy efficient than required by international Energy Conservation Code. Optional LEED certification further improves the energy efficiency of the home. 

EnergyStar Certifications 

Windermere on the Lake

The high performance homes of Windermere on the Lake, such as the Cumbria House, have received EnergyStar Certification for their energy efficient features.


MHR Development, LLC

40 Richards Avenue, Floor 3

Norwalk, CT 06854

Main (203) 604-6677

Fax   (203) 604-6701

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