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.

Windows and natural light surround the living room with a locally made Haiku Home ceiling fan.

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. 

The bright and airy open floor plan features hardwood floors that are made from reclaimed wood from Kentucky horse farm fences. Shown is a reclaimed wood dining room table by Rework Collective and a biophilic chandelier from Honest Home by local Artist Leah Naomi.

The bright and airy open floor plan features hardwood floors that are made from reclaimed wood from Kentucky horse farm fences. Shown is a reclaimed wood dining room table by Rework Collective and a biophilic chandelier from Honest Home by local Artist Leah Naomi.   

Rob Densmore

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.  

Reclaimed barn wood columns and beams treated with the shou sugi ban technique function to define the dining room and living/foyer spaces. An architectural glass wall creates a view of the floating staircase.

Reclaimed barn wood columns and beams treated with the shou sugi ban technique function to define the dining room and living/foyer spaces. An architectural glass wall creates a view of the floating staircase.

Rob Densmore

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.

More locally made products including the Haiku Home ceiling fan featured in most rooms and outside spaces.

The kitchen island picks up on the same shou sugi ban, reclaimed wood as the top of the bar which waterfalls down the sides. 

Rob Densmore

See the full story on Dwell.com: This Environmentally Friendly Home in Louisville Just Listed For $899K

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