Located in Louisville, Kentucky—home of the Kentucky Derby, world-famous Bourbon distilleries, and recently recognized by Forbes magazine as the second-best housing market in the nation—this noteworthy, three-story green home just hit the market.
Designed by Sy Safi, an international award-winning sustainability consultant and progressive builder, the 3,700-square-foot home known as Su Verde features three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, three rooftop terraces, and three outdoor patios which make up an additional 2,000 square feet of usable outdoor space. Priority was put on the home’s environmental friendliness, and Su Verde was constructed in compliance with an impressive list of many of the gold standards for health, wellness, and green building: LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, and DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home. As a result, the home has an average utility bill of only approximately $13 per month.
Thoughtfully designed to ensure that every inch is efficiently utilized, Su Verde boasts beautiful, top-of-the-line modern finishes and technology throughout. The triple-pane, tilt-turn European windows and doors imported from Germany are both functional and elegant. There is a whole-house water filtration system as well as a whole-house HEPA-filtered fresh air system—ensuring an allergen-free living space.
Locally sourced reclaimed wood from Kentucky horse farm fences is repurposed as hardwood floors throughout the home, and reclaimed wood from local barns is used for the built-ins—all complete with non-toxic materials and finishes. Safi also looked to local companies and makers to outfit the home, with a chandelier from local artist Leah Naomi hanging in the dining room, ceiling fans from Haiku Homes. Locally made Monogram appliances, tiles, and countertops made from repurposed materials are used in the kitchen.
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