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Colin Healy

Principal of Colin Healy Design, LLC

Colin Healy believes that our homes are reflections of our personalities and our values, and that our expressing those values in our later years is more important than ever for a fulfilled life.


For over 25 years, Colin has been transforming homes for beauty, function and longevity. In his first company, SunSpace Inc., Colin modified homes to use Passive Solar Energy to create heat and grow food year-round in elegant greenhouse structures. Currently, as the principal of Colin Healy Design LLC,  he is an advocate for Net Zero Energy homes and their ability to create healthy indoor living environments. He now helps countless homeowners reinvent their homes to fit their changing needs, evolving passions, including the unique needs of multi-generational families.


He developed his Next Step Home Design Process TM to guide clients through the home design and construction experience with reduced risk and superior results through an unusual focus on creating clear goals and thorough investigations of needs and options before design begins.


Colin graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B-ARCH degree from the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of New York. He is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders, and has lectured on How to Create a Master Plan for Aging in Place. Colin chaired a 2016 study on Design Solutions for Home Sharing for Home Haven Village in New Haven, CT, a member of the Village to Village Network. He has also co-authored 3 articles in 2018 for McKnight’s Senior Living on Design of Senior Living Facilities.


Colin is on the Board of the Coastal Arts Guild of CT as Music Director and coordinated Make Music Day Stratford 2019, an annual international event on the Summer Solstice. He plays the mandola in the Walking wood Mandolin Quartet and fiddle in The Healy-Butler Reunion, a folk trio including his wife Myra Healy.