Go Green for Spring: 5 Green Home Gems in Chicago
St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and if the Chicago River is going green, so can your home. These 5 green home gems in Chicago will save your wallet, the environment, plus your physical and mental health. If the bamboo flooring, recycled furniture, and plethora of natural lighting won’t sweep you off your feet, we’re not sure what will. Perhaps a Maxi-Lok push broom? Well it just might come in handy once you’ve checked out our list below for these Eco-friendly buys.
4732 N Keystone Ave ~ $560,000
This green gem comes with the best sustainability features sure to lower utility and water bills. The high efficiency thermal system, bamboo floors with radiant floor heat, tankless hot water heater, energy efficient windows, energy star appliances and high efficiency washer and dryer can reduce monthly utility bills. The tankless water heaters would mean less time and water being wasted while you wait for it to warm up. The home features 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
189 E Lake Shore Dr STE 1W ~ $12,500 /mo
Nestled in the East Lake Shore Drive building with lake and tree views, this 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath, two-level maisonette features extensive bamboo flooring, which is a material made from natural vegetation. The bamboo plant is a renewable resource that finishes maturity at a much faster pace than hardwood trees. The oversize window, the master suite with skylights, and the luxury bath with an attached solarium makes this green gem a great buy.
2029 W George St ~ $1,395,000
A large home of 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, featuring walk through & walk in cedar closets, a staircase wrapped in birch-custom wood floors, and one of its most outstanding features, a 30 foot southern facing window. This allows natural light to brighten each corner of this large home. There are plenty of sustainability features that reduce energy costs all for a whopping $1.395 million.
2326 W Giddings St #406 ~ $550,000
This top floor 3 bedroom, 2 bath penthouse also features easy to clean bamboo floor, unlike those traditional carpets, and plenty of earthy views as it sits in the heart of Lincoln Square. It is housed in a green building that guarantees energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. The greenest homes are built to last.
802 N Mozart St ~ $650,000
A stunning 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths single family home described as “unusually energy efficient .” It is certified Energy Star 3.0 rated with extra thick walls, and subsequently, healthier indoor air quality—and a tankless water heater & high efficiency furnace, helping to reduce the causes of climate change. The home includes a two car garage with a full roof deck and small yard for entertainment.