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Luxury Green Communities
Luxury Green Communities Dec 17, 2009
Arden Estates

Thinking green and living green are two different lifestyle choices, but with the luxurious amenities, design, and privacy of Arden Estates, you'll find it hard to ignore the beauty of this clandestine sanctuary situated in the West Portal neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Each home offers an open flow of space with features constructed to maximize light and green initiatives. Expect high ceilings, cozy fireplaces, stunning architecture, and the following elements:

Green Community Features

Going above and beyond the Green Rated buildings standard for the City of San Francisco, Arden Estates caters to the earth-conscious homeowner that craves a like-minded community to call their own. The Estates embrace water conservation, energy efficiency and heat conservation; have employed sustainable construction techniques; and utilizes recycled building materials. A minimum of 50 points are required to receive GreenPoint Rating, and the homes at Arden Estates are expected to earn around 150 points.

From dual flush toilets to GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certified insulation, the Estates impress with the following green features:

* Radiant Floor heating system

* 60% efficient, clean burning gas fireplaces in living/family room

* Energy Star appliances

* High-efficiency, double pane windows

* Electric car plug-in outlet in garage

* Preservation of existing mature landscape, such as Magnolia trees

* Reduced material water with prefabricated roof trusses

* Eco-friendly concrete mix

* Low voltage lighting throughout home

The luxury eco-community is also within walking distance of public transportation, restaurants, public libraries, parks, schools, and retail outlets, which helps save precious resources and cut down on pollution.

House Features

Surrounded by a setting dotted with eucalyptus and pine trees, this luxury community offers the finest in single-family, detached homes. While Arden Estates highlights some of the most advanced techniques and ideas in green construction, the living spaces and overall layout of the neighborhood superbly create an exquisite environment inside and out.

Homeowners will enjoy three levels of luxury living with more than 3,300 square feet of living space. The homes consist of three bedrooms with a fourth room making the perfect guest room or recreational room. No more fighting over the bathroom in the morning – each home comes equipped with three full baths plus a powder room. A spacious garage accommodates two cars. The homes also feature extra attic and storage spaces, high-end fixtures, the warm, natural tones of wood floors, and large enclosed backyards.

Luxury, eco-friendly living in San Francisco does come with a hefty price tag. The cost to call Arden Estates your new home on 15th Avenue is between $1,689,000 and $1,950,000.

By Yona Williams


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