Earth Day is tomorrow, so with that comes annual reminders to plant a tree, pick up some litter and leave the car at home every once in awhile. Additionally, it might plant the seed for house hunters that green amenities might be worth seeking out. As such, MRIS has compiled a list of the ten greenest homes in the DMV that are on the market right now and we have mapped them out for you. As some of these homes are well outside of the metro area (two are on the Chesapeake Bay), if you know of any other green homes that we may have missed that are a little more metro accessible, do link to them in the comments or send us a tip.Read More
These Ten Homes Might Be The Greenest For Sale In The DMV
1. 101 Honeysuckle Lane
Owings, MD 20736
While the large entertainment cave and the Cincinnati Bengals-themed wet bar are the eye-catching elements for home-seeking football fans, environmentalists will also appreciate that the floor beneath the wet bar is made of bamboo. Ask for this 5 bedroom Maryland home is $678,950.
2. 1530 Key Boulevard #808
Arlington, VA 22209
The new owner of this one bedroom condo will have one of the greener kitchens in the area. The cabinets are made of bamboo, the floors are made of cork and even the quartz countertops are eco-friendly. Plus, they'll live a few blocks away from the Rosslyn metro. Ask for the 1,125 square foot condo is $599,000.
3. 831 Dolley Madison Boulevard
McLean, VA 22101
This 8 bedroom McLean monstrosity was built in 2010, but there's a reason (other than the decor) that old world charm permeates the home. There are a lot of reclaimed materials that have been used in the construction, including the beams (visible here), antique glass for the French doors and even the staircase. Ask is $3.35 million.
4. 1417 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
The great thing about old renovated homes is that old materials can re-emerge. Such is the case with this four bedroom Shaw home which uses wood from the original floors (from 1900!) behind the television. The $1.3 million house also has solar panels.
5. 808 Snowden Hallowell Way
Alexandria, VA 22314
Usually LEED certification is something mentioned in the same breath as multi-family condo buildings or enormous office projects. In this case, this three bedroom home's kitchen contains LEED Certified Energy Star appliances. Ask is $975K.
6. 13223 Loyalty Road
Leesburg, VA 20176
This four bedroom house on a hill in Leesburg is not only surrounded by mountains and an arboretum (yes, really) but it has geothermal heating throughout. Ask is $3.5 million.
7. 15325 Masonwood Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
It's been established that this 18,422 square foot Darnestown estate is basically a luxe country club moonlighting as a house. But add geothermal heating to the list of amenities and suddenly this 8 bedroom home is a greener option. Ask is $8 million.
8. 6153 Long Point Road
Neavitt, MD 21652
The stone pool and hot tub and fire pit are drool-inducing, but this 8,053 square foot home also has geothermal heating. The 6 bedroom home with views of Broad Creek is asking $1.995 million.
9. 1330 Otis Place NW #2
Washington, DC 20010
This 2,000 square foot four-level Petworth residence is not only notable for its top floor patio and use of glass to separate the stairwell. The three bedroom dwelling also has LED lights throughout, not just in the kitchen where they're more clearly on display. Ask is $799K.
10. 2841 Chancellors Way NE
Washington, DC 20017
Actually, the green features available to the Chancellors Way residents don't sound terribly different from those available to conscientious condo renters throughout the city. There's an onsite Zipcar and Bikeshare and it's not terribly far from the Brookland metro, either. Ask is $774,900.