In our recent report with Wealth-X we explored a range of growing luxury real estate markets for ultra high net worth multi-homers. One of the concepts we featured was the lifestyle consideration of owning a green eco-friendly home. “One of the most significant trends in the luxury home market is the rise of environmentally friendly homes. Many luxury builders are moving in the direction of sustainability, reflecting the rising market demand and increasing value placed on these kinds of properties,” according to Wealth-X. “High-end home construction has begun to incorporate energy-eficient measures such as solar power, geo-thermal heating, rainwater collection systems, the use of renewable materials and touch technology to control heat and lighting.” Discover some Green Homes from around the world.
Georgia – This home resides in a one of a kind, luxurious LEED Certified neighborhood in the heart of Roswell Village. Combining ‘Green Building’ with all the amenities today’s buyer is looking for, this homes offers granite, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, theater, wine cellar and outdoor living, along with options for elevator and pool. With smart home technology, solar power, efficiency systems and water conservation technology, this sophisticated home will save money and reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Enjoy Roswell’s restaurants, shops and amenities, a short block away.
Switzerland – These exquisite chalets are situated in Barboleuse, close to Villars-sur-Ollon. A remarkably designed Ski-in/ski-out residence, this property features a fusion of classic and modern aesthetics with the highest standard finishing touches and noble materials. Complete with state-of-the-art eco-friendly home technology and building materials, this captivating home serves as a perfect Swiss retreat.
Colorado – McCormick Ranch is comprised of seven 35 acre lots on the edge of Crested Butte. The house and barn have been built to the highest environmental and aesthetic standards, appearing as an old rancher’s homestead with reclaimed barn wood exterior and rusted corrugated steel roof, the rustic exterior masks a refined, understated interior, the latest in green building techniques and materials, and solar arrays for both heat and electrical generation. With systems designed and engineered by REG, this home is the first LEED Gold certified house constructed on the Western Slope. All interior and exterior lights on the house and barn are LED, producing clear light with minimal energy cost. The solar water panels collect heat which is stored in a large insulated water tank to provide extra heat when the sun is down, and the panels heat the floors of the house and the hot water supply tank. The large electrical solar array generates excess electricity resulting in an annual check from the electric company.
Costa Rica – Part sophisticated resort, part natural playground, Peninsula Papagayo is comprised of tropical wilderness surrounded by sapphire waters, spanning 1,400 acres, 11 miles of coastline, eight miles of bluff edges and 21 un-crowded beaches. It’s the ultimate safe haven and picture-perfect setting for this mesmerizing Costa Rican home perched above the pacific, bordering the 15th hole of the Arnold Palmer Signature Course. Designed by architect Victor Cañas, this residence embraces the dramatic setting and takes full advantage of vast ocean and canopy views. Elaborate glass walls frame ever-changing views of the seasonal forest and Papagayo gulf as borders between inside and outside worlds virtually disappear.