5 Luxury Eco-Friendly Homes


With an eye toward sustainability, homes today feature more advanced building techniques and features than ever before. Even for the most discerning and high-income homebuyers, the luxury residential market is a showcase of how these two areas merge in the most lavish of ways.

If you are looking for glitz and glamor with eco-friendly features, there’s no better place to be inspired than at the higher end of the residential scale. From across the country and around the world, sustainability has gone mainstream and there are some homes that take this to the next level.

City escape

Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this $11 million condo spares no expense regarding its luxury and sustainability. This four bedroom, four bathroom residence has an airtight seal that keeps the temperature at a comfortable level, while maximizing sunlight, among other features.

Mexican hideaway

For $11 million, a 31,000 square foot home is available in Mexico spread across two acres. This set of residences is filled with art and furniture that has been curated by artists throughout. Built with the natural landscape of the mountains surrounding it in mind, this home has water regeneration capabilities and more.

Sea life

While we may not be living miles above the clouds like The Jetsons, Ocean Builders have produced the next closest version with their SeaPods. Built in the ocean, these custom-built homes feature the latest state of the art technology, while also creating a natural habitat for ocean life below the waves. Prices start at $295,000, up to $1.5 million.

Forest dwelling

On the outskirts of Mexico City, this house is at one with nature. Within a forest in Mexico, this home is built with the landscape in mind. The natural roof acts as both a habitat for wildlife and rainwater collection point, while wood and other materials have been sustainably sourced from the surrounding area.

Farmhouse feel

Inspired by the look and feel of the countryside surrounding it, this farmhouse located in England can treat its own collected water, uses geothermal energy and more to lower its carbon footprint. Using prefabricated timber, the home was built quicker and helps keep the home at a comfortable temperature year-round.

Now, unless you are currently, or plan to win the latest lottery, these homes should serve as an inspiration for all the ways our homes today can be sustainably driven. If you want to make your home eco-friendly without breaking the bank, there are several small ways you can help save the planet and save money at the same time:

  • Switch from incandescent to LED lightbulbs throughout the house.
  • Upgrade your current thermostat to a smart device.
  • Store rainwater with a barrel and use that water for gardening and lawn maintenance
  • Use a water aerator for faucets and shower heads

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