Showcase Architects
Showcase Architects


ECO-ESTATES, Cloverly, Maryland

ECO-ESTATES is the nation’s first sustainable designed sub-division project in the backyard of Montgomery County.

As recently reported by Washington, DC affiliates of ABC & NBC television, the ECO-ESTATES has been acclaimed as the first sustainable designed development with objective’s of building with-in the natural habitat, minimally impacting the environment through use of sustainable design and green construction techniques while raising awareness of “getting off the grid” The development of the ECO-ESTATES will focus on use of green building products through, sustainable design techniques and environmentally friendly construction materials and methods.

Under the current administration along with the assistance and efforts of the Montgomery County Permit Services Departments and inclusive entities -the preservation of natural habitat, reducing land fill and fossil fuel impact are key points to the design-develop-build approach of the ECO-ESTATE project. As part of the ECO-ESTATES development the challenge of salvaging and recycling to reduce land fill impact were initially recognized by structurally relocating an existing 1940’s built Cape Cod structure to the back of the model home lot (that means we actually picked up a whole house and moved it instead of tearing it down). Keeping it Green efforts have resulted in 92% of the land left unaffected. Enhanced methods to protect the water quality and environment, use of geo-thermal systems, SIP’s, along with innovative storm water management techniques. The specific location of the ECO-ESTATES project is in Maryland’s only designated Specially Protected Area [SPA] which ensures low density and protection of natural habitat.