The Joseph Story House is one of the first homes in the country to be designated both an historic landmark and LEED Certified. Since the home is located right here in Salem, we wanted to share the beautiful federal style home with you.
The home was built for Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story in the early 1800s and is now owned by Neil and Martha Cheyet. It is so great to see a historic home fall under the stewardship of the right owners and this is most definitely the case with the Cheyets. They have painstakingly restored the home to be both historically correct and environmentally responsible. The home is considered to have a zero carbon footprint.
The use of local materials, energy efficiency, landscape design and even the homes proximity to public transportation all factored in to the Silver LEED Certification. While the renovation took approximately two years, the LEED certification took even longer. What a labor of love!
Read more about the Chayet’s restoration of the Joseph Story house on the Salem News website.