Monday, October 15, 2012

10 Beautiful Eco-Friendly Mansions That Are Currently On The Market


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Luxury homes are often criticized for being ostentatious, wasteful, and having too large of a carbon footprint.

But in many new constructions, LEED certifications and "eco-friendly" features are commonplace.

We browsed Sotheby's International Realty's Green Living section to compile a list of top-notch luxury homes that either had LEED certification, solar panels, or other smart technology.

This $10.5 million home in New Canaan, Conn. earned the Electronic House of the Year award for its innovative application of AMX technology, which incorporates in-wall touch screens that control the lighting, heat, irrigation, sound, and more.

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The home has six bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and two half-baths. The 14,000-square-foot house can be controlled on an iPad or iPhone, and has geothermal heating/cooling.

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Live eco-friendly in this $18.8 million home on 123.5 acres in Fortunago, Italy.

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