By Jordan Whitehouse
Head about five minutes southeast of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and you’ll eventually come to Strawberry Hill on the outskirts of the growing town of Stratford. With views of the Northumberland Strait off in the distance, this 20-plus acre residential development of duplexes and single-family homes combines sustainable design and a rural setting with all the comforts of urban living.
Photos courtesy: Strawberry Hill
The site, one of landscape planner Randall Arendt’s “conservation subdivisions,” includes a public gazebo, walking trails, a community garden and small vineyard, along with a number of environmentally-friendly elements like LED, windpowered street lamps.
Homes are constructed with plank, cape-cod or wooden shingle siding and finished with stone or brick. Builders use energy efficient windows, doors and heat sources, as well as added insulation to create a tight envelope.
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