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These Ten Homes Might Be The Greenest For Sale In The DMV

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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.

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1. 101 Honeysuckle Lane

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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

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1530 Key Boulevard
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

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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

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1417 5th Street Northwest
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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1330 Otis Place Northwest
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

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2841 Chancellor's Way Northeast
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.

1. 101 Honeysuckle Lane

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.

101 Honeysuckle Lane
Owings, MD 20736

2. 1530 Key Boulevard #808

1530 Key Boulevard, 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.

1530 Key Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209

3. 831 Dolley Madison Boulevard

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.

831 Dolley Madison Boulevard
McLean, VA 22101

4. 1417 5th Street NW

1417 5th Street Northwest, 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.

1417 5th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

5. 808 Snowden Hallowell Way

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.

Snowden Hallowell Way
Alexandria, VA 22314

6. 13223 Loyalty Road

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.

13223 Loyalty Road
Leesburg, VA 20176

7. 15325 Masonwood Drive

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.

15325 Masonwood Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

8. 6153 Long Point Road

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.

6153 Long Point Road
Neavitt, MD 21652

9. 1330 Otis Place NW #2

1330 Otis Place Northwest, 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.

1330 Otis Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20010

10. 2841 Chancellors Way NE

2841 Chancellor's Way Northeast, 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.

2841 Chancellor's Way Northeast
Washington, DC 20017