Alvarez Homes and Alvarez New Concepts are a dedicated team of luxury home builders in St. Petersburg, FL, who are constantly pushing the envelope of construction techniques and design to stay on the cutting-edge with trends that provide a more comfortable, safe, and long-lasting living environment for homeowners. In 1983, Alvarez Homes was established by owner and visionary Bobby Alvarez, who has since since led the company to designing over 450 luxury custom homes throughout Pinellas County and surrounding areas. The latest addition to the family of companies is Alvarez New Concepts, which focuses on eco-friendly, sustainable design.
Alvarez New Concepts
From the outside, a green home designed by Alvarez New Concepts may not appear much different than any other home in our extensive portfolio of work, but looks can be deceiving. Almost all of the materials and techniques used in the construction of our energy efficient homes are designed to reduce waste and promote sustainability. Living in a smart home allows homeowners to be environmentally conscious, while also receiving a more comfortable living environment through the use of state of the art, smart technology.
Here are highlights from the Alvarez New Concepts custom home portfolio.
The Concept Home
The Concept Home, which can be found in historic Hyde Park Village, was built using green home building standards set forth by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), the Fortified for Safer Living (FFSL), and earned the highly sought after Energy Star designation. From the use of Pella Low-E impact resistant, insulated glass windows to an HVAC system that adjusts to outside temperatures in order to maintain peak efficiency, almost all of the smart features found in The Concept Home serve two primary purposes, reducing the use of energy and protecting the home from outside environmental factors.
The Hyer, a Key West style home located in Pass-A-Grille on St. Petersburg Beach, was also built to the Florida Green Building Coalition Standards and earned the Energy Star designation for the green technology used in its construction. Some key green features of the home include LED lighting, which produces less heat and has a 50,000-hour lifespan, equating to up to 20 years without replacing the bulbs, an air filter that captures and kills airborne bacteria and pathogens, viruses, and mold, and tankless gas water heaters.
The Baystone was a home renovation project in the highly prestigious Avila community. While updating the exterior and landscaping to adhere to a European style of design, the interior utilized green-home technology to make the home more energy efficient. From floor to ceiling window screens used to deflect heat from the outside to LED lighting throughout the home that can be powered from a smartphone or tablet device, all of the upgrades were done to keep energy use to a minimum.
A New Kind of Luxury Home Builder in St. Petersburg, FL
Alvarez New Concepts was added to the Alvarez family of companies to meet a growing demand in the housing industry for smart design. While this is a relatively new industry, the Alvarez team stays up-to-date with green technology as it is introduced to the market, sometimes even importing materials to ensure only the best products are used during the construction process. Both The Concept Home and The Hyer have won prestigious design awards including the Grand Aurora Award given out during The Southeast Building Conference/Green Building Show in Orlando.