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Photos: Check Out This Eco-Friendly, 'Net Positive' Home, On The Market Now

By Stephen Gossett in News on Mar 21, 2017 4:50PM

If you've ever wanted to take living the green life up a notch—and happen to have a spare million-plus dollars at hand—there's a pretty impressive real estate option listed right now, in North Center.

This three-story, 3,100-square-foot home, at 4126 N Leavitt St., was designed by noted eco-conscious architecture firm Kipnis Architecture + Planning; and it has all sorts of impressive specs and details designed to keep the residence "net positive." The house "footprint" was kept small to maximize yard space; power comes from 24 PV solar panels, affixed to the garage roof; and the whole thing is lined with reclaimed local wood.

True, it'll set you back. At $1.25 million, it'll literally cost you more than an amusement park. But it's still a lot of fun to ogle and dream about.

Here's a rundown of all the green amenities and designs, according to Kipnis:

- Reclaimed local wood for the cabinets and flooring
- Air to Air heat exchanger for fresh air intake
- Centrally controlled, smart thermostats
- Outside combustion air for the fireplace
- Ultra high efficiency mechanical system
- Stacked air vent passive system
- Water Senseā„¢ plumbing fixtures
- Ceiling fans for air movement
- Garage mounted solar panels
- Low water landscape garden
- Cement fiberboard siding
- Energy Star appliances
- LED lighting throughout
- Tight Construction
- Green Roof system