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Download the 2021 Idea House Resource Guide: The Cottage Community

Download the resource guide for the 2021 Idea House: The Cottage Community to learn about the products, resources, and professionals that went into building this home.

Interactive 3D Tour | 2021 Cottage Community Idea House

Step inside our 2021 Idea House in Norwalk, CT. Pan around the 360-degree virtual experience to explore every inch of both cottages.

One-Level Living for Empty Nesters | 2021 Cottage Community

The TOH 2021 Cottage Community model home is a duplex; each side features the same footprint with different setups. The right side is set up for "Empty Nesters," featuring a main floor that meets seniors’ needs, combined with spaces above and below for adult children and live-in help. ​

Flexible Plan for Multi-Generational Families | TOH 2021 Cottage Community

The TOH 2021 Cottage Community model home is a duplex; each side features the same footprint with different setups. With a few modest adjustments, the left side is set up for a multi-generational living.​

Innovative Products and Smart Solutions | 2021 Cottage Community

Custom builder Jerry Effren set out to build the TOH Cottage Community using the highest-quality, lowest-maintenance building materials available, for easy care and ease of living. Read on to learn more about them.​

Behind the Build | 2021 Cottage Community Idea House

Builder Jerry Effren and his team are racing toward the finish line at the TOH Cottage Community in Norwalk, CT.

Breaking Ground at the Idea House | 2021 Cottage Community Idea House

Our 2021 Cottage Community Idea House is actually two houses—and part of a ten-home pocket neighborhood being developed in Norwalk, CT. Here’s a sneak peek!

This Old House® Announces 2021 Idea House Project— Two Model Homes For a Pocket Neighborhood of Cottages in Norwalk, CT

This Old House is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with husband-and-wife-team Jerry and Sandy Effren of Greyrock Homes and Clay Fowler, CEO and Chairman of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, on an exciting pocket neighborhood of ten cottages in Norwalk, CT.

Welcome to Our Cottage Community in Norwalk, CT | 2021 Idea House

Meeting a growing demand for flexible housing and low-maintenance living, TOH’s newest Idea House project offers spacious, adaptable floor plans in a collection of duplexes with contemporary cottage style.