Eco-friendly upscale properties are enjoying a tremendous popularity among today’s high-end homebuyers. Their green grandeur is making an exceptional impact on luxury real estate. Environmentally friendly residences exhibit a harmonious blend of sustainable living and opulent style.

  • Eco-friendly upscale properties will continue to impress in the high-end real estate market.
  • Luxurious homes can be "green" and grand at the same time.
  • Sustainable luxurious living and forward-thinking design will be the way of the future in luxury real estate.

Eco-friendly upscale properties are tremendously popular among today’s high-end homebuyers.

Their green grandeur is making an exceptional impact on luxury real estate. Environmentally friendly residences exhibit a harmonious blend of sustainable living and opulent style.

Syncing luxury

Of course, the construction of green homes must be in sync with the environment.

Their design has to include several features that save energy and water as well as cost-cutting elements including rainwater collection (for irrigation), solar panels and geothermal systems.

In addition, they have to be gorgeous and grand homes.

The recent focus on eco-friendly real estate means that extraordinary green estates show up in today’s luxury listings.

With their attention to preservation of the environment, these remarkable properties are built with future generations in mind.

Eco-friendly options

Environmentally friendly, high-end real estate includes urban certified organic farms and estates, sustainable buildings created from mud bricks and timber and systems that recycle domestic water for gardens.

Luxury real estate agents must explain to potential eco-conscious buyers that they do not have to give up an elegant look or ultimate comfort.

These energy-efficient homes offer varied styles of luxurious living.

For example, some are a boat lover’s dream — waterfront condominiums located in a marina with water views and ocean access.

On the other hand, the property might be a country estate with a natural stone swimming pool, orchards and a vegetable garden with automatic irrigation systems.

Eco-friendly luxury homes can be contemporary marvels. They use energy-efficient building materials such as exposed concrete, steel super structure and aluminum exterior panels, along with rooftop designs that conserve energy and make the most of solar power.

Today’s upscale green properties can also be expansive private retreats that provide first-class recreation and overall gracious living.

Local, national and international luxury real estate is “going green” with earth-friendly properties around the globe.

With high-end ranches in the U.S., stunning villas in Spain and spectacular green houses in Paris, environmentally friendly upscale residences are changing the face of luxury real estate.

It is possible to combine cutting-edge technology and luxurious design in exquisite homes.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification indicates eco-friendly construction practices.

According to Christie’s International Real Estate, the number of luxury green homes is expected to increase at a constant pace in the immediate future. There is no sign of the green movement falling out of favor — especially with the current influence of progressive designers and creative architects.

The future of luxury real estate

Contemporary eco-friendly homes are “smart” as well as sustainable properties.

For instance, they can feature in-wall touch screens using AMX technology to control a home’s light, heat, irrigation and sound. These additions provide value and convenience for high-end homeowners who might split their time between two (or more) residences.

Geothermal heating and cooling systems offer a constant comfortable environment for residents.

Moreover, this modern technology means that luxury homeowners only leave a rather small environmental footprint. Yet, they never have to sacrifice aesthetic appeal in the process.

With their eco-friendly construction and the latest technology, luxury green homes provide the perfect balance for an environmentally conscious lifestyle in an elegant home.

Kevin M. Leonard is the founder of Luxury Agent and Valore Group. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Email Kevin Leonard.

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