Luxury homes are often criticised for being ostentatious, wasteful, and having too large of a carbon footprint.But in many new constructions, LEED certifications and “eco-friendly” features are commonplace.
We browsed Sotheby’s International Realty’s Green Living section to compile a list of top-notch luxury homes that either had LEED certification, solar panels, or other smart technology.
This $10.5 million home in New Canaan, Conn. earned the Electronic House of the Year award for its innovative application of AMX technology, which incorporates in-wall touch screens that control the lighting, heat, irrigation, sound, and more.
The home has six bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and two half-baths. The 14,000-square-foot house can be controlled on an iPad or iPhone, and has geothermal heating/cooling.
The home has 11 bedrooms and six bathrooms. It features this mood-shower, which changes colours and sprays scents.
A green Belvedere, Calif. mansion has seven bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. It's currently listed for $35.88 million.
This stone mansion in New Jersey is on sale for $19 million. It has seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two half baths.
A $7.7 million villa in Mallorca, Spain is powered by solar plates. The 6,450-square-foot house has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and one half bath.
The home has been completely refurbished, according to the listing. The kitchen has flushed cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and direct access to the patio.
The house has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and five half bathrooms. The home sits on nearly five acres with fig, peach, persimmon, and lemon trees.
A $5.8 million Tiburon, Calif. ranch that was custom-built in 2002 contains eco-friendly materials and technology.
A water-front $4.95 million home in Vashon, Wash. has low-cost geothermal heating and cooling, and drought-tolerant gardens.
This home on Kiawah Island, S.C. is the first home in the area to receive Silver LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The home is listed for $10.85 million.
The 8,000-square-foot house has eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and one half-bath. The kitchen, pictured here, is fully equipped with top-of-the-line Energy Star appliances.
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