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Southern Liberties, LLC, recently completed a massive overhaul of this Philadelphia rowhouse and documented the process on the blog, Building Green on Montrose.  The 100-year old, 1,850 square foot home now has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, and the owners hope to obtain LEED Platinum certification for their efforts.  It’s listed for sale at $565,000 and incorporates some of the following green strategies:


  • Vegetated green roof;
  • Salvage of part / deconstruction of the rest of the original structure;
  • Waste recycling during construction;
  • FSC Certified woods used throughout;
  • Recycled content metals used throughout;
  • Pervious paving and rain water catchment system;
  • High efficiency HVAC system;
  • Energy-efficient windows placed to allow natural lighting;
  • Zero VOC paints and stains, no carpet;
  • Efficient spray foam insulation used on exterior walls; and
  • Low-flow fixtures and Energy Star appliances.

And if you want to know more specifics, give the Building Green on Montrose blog a read.  1536 Montrose Street will be showing during an open house on August 23, 2009, so if you’re in the neighborhood and the home isn’t already sold, go check it out.






First noticed at Re-nest.

Photo credits: Building Green on Montrose.