Notwithstanding the economy, I imagine there are folks in Manhattan that would drop $6.8 million on a green townhouse without batting an eyelash.  Here’s such a place, now listed with Michael Pellegrino of Sotheby’s, that received a mention in the Wall Street Journal.  The home includes 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 15 closets, 2 laundry rooms, 1 wine cellar, and a personal elevator.  It comes with LEED Gold certification.


The developer, Oyster Capital Group, issued a release recently saying the ~5,000 square-foot abode earned the highest level of certification of any townhouse in Manhattan.  It’s located at 243 East 82nd Street.

The home spans six levels and was constructed to be luxurious on the one hand and green on the other, according to Teddy Schiff, managing partner of Oyster Capital Group.  He says it has substantially better indoor air quality and uses 30-40% less energy than an average home.

Green elements include a water recapture system, locally-sourced materials, a roof garden, and Energy Star appliances, according to Wall Street Journal.  In addition, a 3,100 square-foot structure was demolished to make way for this home and most of that was recycled in some manner.




Credits: Sotheby’s International Realty.