New Home Features | The Orchards of East Lyme, CT

Every one of our custom built homes at The Orchards comes with certain standard features that we find to be necessary for a good home. Some of them can be changed out to meet your needs, but we feel that the features and amenities listed below more than cover the requirements of most houses. When you go with By Carrier for new home construction in East Lyme you get the benefit of working with a custom home builder that will take the time to listen to your unique needs so we can design and build a new custom home that will make you feel comfortable and make your life easier. New homes for sale in East Lyme are full of places that were designed without your input and it can be very hard to find an existing home that will meet all your lifestyle needs. When working with By Carrier you get to be part of the floor plan and layout so the finished custom home is exactly the way you want it. If you have any questions regarding the features in our homes contact us and we’ll provide you with a private consultation to review and explore the options for your new home.


  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • 10″ Thick Concrete Foundation Reinforced with Steel
  • 2x 6 Exterior Wall Framing
  • Engineered Structural Floor System
  • Steel and Laminated Veneer Lumber Supporting Beams
  • 200Amp Electrical Service
  • Ground Fault Interrupt (GFI) Kitchen, Baths & Garage
  • PEX Water Supplies
  • PVC Plumbing Drains
  • Public Water & Sewer
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors


  • 30-Year GAF Timberline HD Architectural Fiberglass Asphalt Roofing Shingles
  • Low Maintenance Mastic Carved Wood Siding with Cedar Impression Accents
  • Masonite Fiberglass Door with Side Panel Glass & Transom & Steel Doors
  • Steel Insulated Garage Doors
  • Automatic Garage Door Openers & Key Pad Entry
  • Low Maintenance Paver Front Porch or Stoop
  • Paved Front Walk
  • Paver Patio on Level Lots Deck on Walk-out Lots


  • MAXX Fiberglass Shower in Master
  • MAXX Fiberglass Shower/Tub
  • Kolher Pedestal Sink in Powder Room
  • Elongated Commodes
  • Moen Faucet(s)
  • Coordinating Moen Bath Accessories
  • Genuine Wood Crafted Cabinetry
  • Single & Double Sinks in Baths

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy Smart
  • Vinyl Clad Wood Windows with Low-E, Argon Filled Glass w/ White Inserts and Full Insect Screens
  • R-42 Fiberglass Insulation in Roof Ceiling
  • R-19 Fiberglass Insulation in Exterior Walls
  • R-13 Fiberglass Insulation in Laundry & Bathroom Walls
  • R-10 Foam Board Insulation on Interior Foundation Walls
  • 98%+ Efficient Carrier Infinity 2-Zone LP Forced Air Heating System
  • High Efficiency 17 Seer Carrier Infinity Central Air Conditioning
  • Electronic Programmable Thermostats
  • 98%+ Efficient Navien Tank-less Water Heater


  • Nine Foot Ceiling First & Second Floors
  • Masonite Interior Doors
  • Red Oak Hardwood Flooring
  • Tile Floors in Bathrooms & Laundry
  • Custom Lighting
  • Finished Garage w/Painted Walls & Trim
  • GE Basic Security Package
  • Custom Closet
  • First or Second Floor Washer /Dryer Hookups w/ Tile Basin &am; Drain
  • Extensive Trim Package


  • Genuine Wood Crafted Cabinetry
  • Center Island or Peninsula
  • Granite Countertops & Tile Backsplash
  • Stainless Steel, Double or Single Bowl, Under Mount Sink
  • Moen Faucets

All Features are from Builder Selections. The Builders has the Option to Substitute Greater or Equal Products at any time. Ask a Sales Associate for Details, Restrictions Apply.

Exclusively Marketed by: By Carrier Real Estate, LLC

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