The Perigon, Miami Beach
Sustainability and eco-friendly design are increasingly important for luxury home buyers across the globe. Today’s most popular architects and designers keep that trend in mind when crafting new spaces, ensuring the surrounding nature is preserved while carbon emissions are reduced.
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From a resort paradise in Mexico to brand new developments in Boston, vibrant greenery spaces in Taiwan and everything between, this list showcasessome of the most sustainable luxe listings and residences on today’s market.
List Price: Starting at $4,400,000 / Website
Located in Mexico’s stunning Riviera Nayarit, this luxe resort and residential community offers unmatched views of the surrounding mountains and Pacific ocean. The space is home to some of the world’s first One&Only-branded residences, all designed by famed architect Rick Joy. The 55 residences feature four, five, six or eight bedrooms, and they were designed with the surrounding landscape and sustainability in mind. The homes are made from raw materials native to the area, including clay, wood and precious metals. Each boasts private plunge pools, terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows to soak in the surrounding beauty. With the luxe residence comes access to the resort’s amenities, including restaurants, a KidsOnly club and an equestrian club.
List Price: $11,000,000 / Website
This Upper West Side unit is located in one of the most sustainable condominium buildings in New York City. Charlotte of the Upper West Side was designed by BKSK Architects and has been certified by Passive House Institute, which means it reduces energy consumption for cooling and heating by 90 percent. This unit is one of seven suitable, full-floor residences that boast sustainable features including an airtight seal that reduces air leaks, and a state-of-the-art energy recovery ventilation (ERV) system that brings filtered outside air inside to aid in air circulation and quality. The residence features four en suite bedrooms, a modern kitchen with Wolf and Miele appliances, Henrybuilt cabinets and a private elevator entrance. Other amenities include a fitness center, interactive golf and multi-sport simulator, and a pet washing room.
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List Price: Starting at $1,400,000 / Website
Nestled among vibrant greenery, the Fairmont Residences Mayakoba is made of three-bedroom boutique residences, and three or four-bedroom penthouses. Each unit features ample floor plans, double-height ceilings and indoor-outdoor living. Interiors were designed by Room 1804 and include hand-crafted stone, tile and wood accents. A plethora of ammenities come with the price at this exclusive resort. From a scuba dive school and a water sports center to access to private beach clubs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy outside of the home. Mayakoba pioritizes the protection of its surrounding habitat through land planning and preservation of the mangroves and habitats. It’s also the fourth destination in Mexico to be awarded the highest level certification for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Development.
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List Price: Starting at $4,000,000 / Website
With LEED Gold certification, this new condominium development on Miami Beach is at the forefront of ultra-luxury and sustainability. The space is designed by some of the best of the best in Europe including OMA, Tara Bernard—known for her work with hotel and yachts—and Gustafson Porter+Bowman, known for designing the grounds of the Eiffel Tower as well as the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. All 82 residences feature private elevator entry, spacious floor plans and custom Italian kitchens, and they’re integrated with the surrounding environment. They also boast sustainable design elements, including electric vehicle charging stations. Other amenities include an oceanfront restaurant, bar and other resort spaces.
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Step into paradise at this truly unique Taipei City residence. This unit is one of 10 in the residential building by Banmu Tang Environmental Integration Group which focuses on preserving the natural landscape in urban spaces. The space is in Hsinchu’s high-speed rail zone for easy access, and it effortlessly blends modern architecture with the surrounding nature. Trees have been planted on every balcony to shield the outside heat and create a wildlife corridor. The property boasts a 260 percent greening coverage rate, and the lush landscaping throughout creates an oasis feel as you walk through the property. Many of the native plants are also edible! The residential building offers a gym, a multipurpose room for yoga and meditation, and a tea room made up of mud and wood. Other sustainable features include an aerial courtyard with air circulation technology, non-toxic and formaldehyde-free indoor walls, and red mud walls that absorb dampness in the air.
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List price: Starting at $1,500,000 / Website
This luxe Boston development is set to be one of the most sustainable buildings in the city. The 315 condos made up of one, two and three bedroom units are LEED Platinum certified as well as WELL Gold certified, and use 50 percent less energy than the average LEED certified building in Boston. Other sustainable features include energy-efficient Sub Zero induction cooktops, refrigerators that use less energy than light bulbs, and reservable Tesla Model 3’s so residents don’t even have to buy a car. The over 56,000-square feet of amenities includes a 75-foot indoor pool, clubroom, wellness center, 24-hour concierge, and outdoor terraces to take in the city sights. The central location in the Financial District puts residents in the heart of the city and all of the shopping and dining it has to offer.
The sky is truly the limit at these sustainable homes, and when you’re living space is this green, you can be sure that sky stays blue. Looking for ways to make your current home greener? Try these timeless home decor and furnishing items to create a more sustainable living space.
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