5 Environmentally Friendly Homes

For some conscientious buyers, it is not enough to have a beautiful home. Taking into consideration the impact that their home has on the environment is a decision point equal in importance to comfort or location.

That’s why environmentally friendly Luxury Real Estate is so essential. With the right home, taking care of a family and taking care of the planet can be done at the same time. Here are a few stellar options for beginning the journey.

1. A brand-new smart house in Amagansett

1. A brand-new smart house in Amagansett


Designed by Modern Green Home, this stunning and luxurious take on Hamptons farmhouse chic was just recently completed. With six bedrooms spread over three levels, six full and partial baths, a kitchen fit for the world's greatest gourmet chefs, a lounge commanded by a dramatic two-sided fireplace and a personal fitness room, this modern smart home is a gem even among the beautiful estates of Amagansett. The fact that it is only a short drive from pristine beaches and the village square only add to its appeal.

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2. A casa in Santa Barbara's West Beach

2. A casa in Santa Barbara's West Beach


There is no more hotly desired property in Santa Barbara than West Beach, where this Impressive Spanish Colonial townhouse resides. Earning its LEED Certified Platinum and 3 Star Green Built home rating in 2008, the two bedroom, two full bath detached condo was studiously and passionately built. From the second floor balcony patio, West Beach's city and mountains are a constant and enchanting sight. Meanwhile, the beach, harbor and downtown scene are all within walking distance.

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3. Contemporary meets traditional in this Santa Fe pueblo

3. Contemporary meets traditional in this Santa Fe pueblo


Those with a special affection for the beauty of contemporary design will not fail to appreciate this precisely designed One-Level Monte Sereno Pueblo. Featuring 150- and 200-year-old beams – conveying the strength of the land from which they originated – this three bedroom, four full bath home affords its owners the kind of privacy so rarely found on today's market. Private rear courtyard access facilitates quiet, easy living, while the front portal gazing down on the Sangre de Cristo is a spectacular view that never grows old.

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4. A solar-powered, sea-side Malibu contemporary

4. A solar-powered, sea-side Malibu contemporary


Architecture aficionados will recognize the renowned Doug Rucker's touch on this Single-Story, Sea-Side Abode. With the ocean cascading toward the horizon just beyond the back yard, and Malibu's mountains climbing in the windows, this three bedroom, two bath home has everything an environmentalist could want. A 15 kilo-watt solar power system provides the house's state-of-the-art LED lighting with life, while Malibu's natural light floods the house with the warm touch of the golden coast each day.

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5. A newly-constructed home in Carmel

5. A newly-constructed home in Carmel


For the hosts of large parties, few houses will prove more conveniently designed. Just built in 2015, this Exceptional Carmel Home features an oversized kitchen, a grand interior fireplace to complement the radiant heating system and solar power, a Zehnder air purifier and a three car garage complete with electric charging stations. The four bedrooms, three full baths and backyard fire pit make even intimate family gatherings an occasion worth celebrating.

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