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GREEN GROWS IN BROOKLYN

Known as 93 Nevins/453 Pacific in Boerum Hill, these four-story townhouses have applied for LEED Gold certification and are part of a new development certified by the American Lung Association’s Health House program. The two 3BR units are 2,650 and 2,750 square feet with ceilings ranging from nearly 7 to almost 18 feet. Both have private garages and terraces and one townhouse has a private roof deck and landscaped garden, as well. Sustainable materials are everywhere, including salvaged Jarrah, engineered maple, ceramic and glass tiles with recycled content, and Forbo Marmoleum and Vermont slate for the floors. Open kitchens feature LG, Asko, and Bosch brands, and the cherry wood cabinetry with IceStone worktops made from recycled glass and concrete is from Pure Kitchen. One townhouse’s master bath has a separate shower stall and both have Waterworks tubs and radiant heat floors. From $2.8 million. AVAILABLE JULY 2008.

EMILY FISHER | 718-613-2048 | HALSTEAD PROPERTY


TAKING THE L.E.E.D.

At the corner of Manhattan and Jackson Avenues, Greenbelt is a boutique condominium offering an exclusive collection of 1BR and 2BR loft-style spaces. Ranging in square footage from 752 to 1,200 with ceilings as high as 10 feet above bamboo floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, every single unit has private outdoor space. The open kitchens by Pure Kitchen feature upper aluminum-framed glass cabinets and bamboo lower cabinetry topped with Richlite—a mix of recyclable paper pulp and resin. All the appliances come from Bosch, LG, and Jenn-Air, and the floors are covered in Forbo Marmoleum. Master baths have Hakatai glass shower rooms made from recycled glass mosaics with deep Zuma soaking tubs. There’s a lovely communal roof deck, too. From $575,000. AVAILABLE.

DAVID MAUNDRELL | 718-384-4402 | APTSANDLOFTS.COM


ENERGY STAR

The Edge is set along Kent Avenue between North 5th and 7th Streets in Williamsburg. Striving for LEED certification, this development overlooks the East River waterfront. Offering studios to 3BR homes, including duplexes, the square footage ranges from 480 to 2,879. More than half come with private outdoor space. High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows surround wide-plank white oak floors—and many have working fireplaces. The open kitchens are filled with appliances from Miele and Bosch, and in some units, Marvel wine coolers. The grey oak and grey lacquer cabinetry is topped with CaesarStone. Master baths boast both recycled glass mosaic and porcelain tiles, soaking tubs, and some feature separate rain showers. Leisure pleasures include an outdoor pool, fitness center/spa, a resident’s lounge, game room, golf simulator, and screening room. On-site parking. From $440,000. AVAILABLE.

HIGHLYANN KRASNOW | 718-222-0211 | THE DEVELOPERS GROUP


ECO-FRIENDLY

The LEED-registered Archstone Clinton comprises two rental towers between 51st and 53rd Streets along Tenth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. From studios to 2BR units, the mix includes spacious penthouses—and quite a few have private balconies or patios. Ranging from 400 to 1,816 square feet, they feature parquet wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Ceramic-tiled kitchens come with maple or cherry wood cabinetry topped off with granite worktops. All the appliances are from GE. Ceramic-tiled master baths boast granite-topped vanities. Topping the amenity list are two landscaped rooftop decks, party rooms, lounges with catering kitchens, libraries, health clubs, game rooms, a community garden, non-profit theaters, and web-enabled laundry machines that notify you by text message or email when your laundry is finished or a machine is available. On-site parking. From $2,770 per month. AVAILABLE NOW.

JEREMY SCHOLL | 212-957-8200 | ARCHSTONE



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