Celebration Homes – In the past 26 years, Will Sherman has played a key role in the development of over 150 housing communities. As principle of Celebration Homes, he evaluated the “real dirt” through all phases of development to include design engineering, infrastructure (roads, power, run-off, etc.), and obtaining town and agency approvals.

In each project, Will’s expert engineering practices and forward thinking ecological initiatives resulted in successful designs and sought after properties. In 2008, he was selected by his peers to receive a 2008 Home Building Industry Award from the HBA of Connecticut for Outstanding Spec Home, and featured in the Winter 2008 issue of Connecticut Builder magazine. The HBA of Connecticut HOBI Awards are the most prestigious awards presented in CT for excellence in design, construction, sales and marketing, and financing.

A 14-lot conservation space sub-division. This Essex community is the first of its kind to feature new homes conveniently located minutes to downtown. All residences are outfitted with the best in energy efficient materials to include:


  • 3,800 square feet of energy efficiency in this luxury home
  • Pre-finished fiber cement siding
  • Copper standing seam metal swooped roof
  • State-of-the-art, geothermal heating and cooling systems
  • Soy foam insulation
  • Solar energy panels, or “Solar in a Box.”

Not only do these green materials provide longevity and enhance the sound structure of the home, but they also enhance the elegance of the exterior.

The foundation boasts:

  • 9 foot walls, and Hatchway
  • Wall stepping to allow natural light in basement

Other features include:

  • Hallowell Super High efficiency heat pumps
  • Icynene ultra-efficient spray foam insulation

This “Green” home is outfitted with the finest amenities and eco-friendly materials. Live in grandeur while saving your wallet on utility bills. 2,848 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. See this listing at William Pitt/Sotheby’s

As a participant in this year’s CT Zero Energy Challenge, this stunning new home from an award winning builder is a perfect blend of superb craftsmanship combined with cutting-edge high energy efficiency technology. Open floor plan with coffered and vaulted ceilings, extensive crown molding throughout. Gourmet kitchen. First floor master suite with deck. Fabulous media/bonus room. In addition to fine architectural detail throughout, the buyer of this home will enjoy substantial savings in terms of annual energy consumption.

Energy Efficiency:

Describing his approach to building homes that deliver substantial energy savings,
Bill Freeman states “The primary area for homeowners to achieve substantial energy efficiency starts with optimal insulation because regardless of how you heat or cool your home, the goal is to try and save as close to 100% of the energy you create.”

The Keeneland, at Lot #9, does just that. This home will feature an airtight envelope utilizing Demilec® Agribalance® open cell foam to provide maximum insulation. Furthermore, the attic and basement are within this envelope and all mechanical (heating and cooling) systems will be located there to ensure maximum retention of all energy created. “This aspect is really important because by insulating the spaces where the mechanicals and ductwork are located , you ensure that air infiltration or loss is minimal. In other words, whether your system is producing warm or cool air — it stays in your home vs. escaping. On top of that, double-glazed low-E windows are being installed throughout the house to minimize air loss.

Another benefit of the higher density foam used to insulate the Keeneland is soundproofing. Specifically, Freeman makes a point to utilize additional insulation in interior spaces of the home where noise dampening would be most desirable: the interior walls separating the master bedroom suite from the rest of the first floor and the walls/floor of the media/bonus room. “Even though you can’t see these types of touches, I have found that homeowners truly appreciate the additional insulation because it increases comfort and makes their home more livable.”

Sustainable Energy Production:

As part of his commitment to build “green”, The Keeneland will utilize a geothermal heating and cooling system which taps into or draws upon the energy that is already being produced by the Earth itself. Without getting too technical, this technology relies primarily on the Earth’s natural thermal energy, a renewable resource, to heat or cool a house. The only additional energy required is a small amount of electricity to circulate high-quality heating and cooling throughout the home. To learn more about this innovative green technology, click here.

Additional Benefits of this Fabulous Property:

  • Open space subdivision is located on quiet cul de sac.
  • Located 1 mile from Main Street, Essex— know as “The best small town in America”
  • Subdivision has access to Pond and Essex Land Trust (Conservation Land)