April 22rd marked Earth Day 2018.
LandVest wants to spotlight top eco-friendly real estate trends. From sustainable, locally-sourced materials, to solar power at the residential and community level, check out some of Landvest’s top earth-conscious spaces and places.
KEEP IT LOCAL
The Treehouse | Richmond , MA
Designed by famed architect David Sellers, who was twice named as one of the top 100 architects of the world, and noted for bringing the “outside in”, the Treehouse is fully constructed with trees from the property. Talk about locally sourced!
SOAK UP THE SUN
480 Laws Brook Road | Concord, MA
This 1936 Gambrel Colonial sits on .75± acres and is minutes from West Concord Village. An added bonus – the solar panels transfer with ownership of the house and cover current electric costs.
Leadbetter Narrows | Vinalhaven, ME
A beautiful, eco-friendly 5.8-acre island property. The power comes from an off-the-grid system with two large solar arrays, and a propane generator coupled to battery storage. A well-tended strawberry garden surrounded by newly-planted fruit trees completes the unique property.
Stonlea on Dublin Lake | Dublin, New Hampshire
This magnificent year-round home on Dublin Lake by New York architect Hugh Hardy with local architect Daniel Scully, utilizes geothermal heat and solar energy. Sixteen geothermal wells convert ground heat to hot water radiators and radiant heat, and solar panels provide up to 70% of the yearly energy needs. The property has a park-like setting with beautiful views across the lake to Mt. Monadnock.
136 and 132 Weston Road | Lincoln, MA
This property has a solar system managed through SunRun that provides the current owners with $1,200 – $1,500 in savings per year.
West End Ocean View (coming soon) | Cuttyhunk, MA
Cuttyhunk, an island off Massachusetts’s South Coast, it powered by a municipal solar array which has reduced diesel fuel use in the island generators by 60%.
PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
Vineland on the Chesapeake | Eastern Shore, Virginia
Recognized as one of the state’s best-managed private family forests, Vineland through its Stewardship Forest Plan has created multiple-use land management tools that maximize wildlife from duck marsh improvements, to the game openings and fruit tree orchards for deer and turkey.