A Houston-area home, designed by Lantz Full Circle, with an asking price of $2.45 million isn’t your typical, run-of-the-mill luxury home. It was constructed with a concerted effort to be as environmentally friendly as possible while also helping out the local economy. The result was a 4,000-square-foot plus, LEED Platinum home made from 99 percent recycled materials and 90 percent materials sourced from within the U.S., The Walls Street Journal reports.
Lest you think this is just a based solely on being environmentally friendly and meant to support local economies, the house doesn’t skimp on the luxury. A 3,000-bottle wine cellar, a never-ending lap pool, a glass floor above the foyer to allow natural light to flow down from the second story skylight, a second-floor terrace that collects rainwater and stores it in an underground cistern to irrigate the property, and a steam shower with white quartz walls are all opulent touches that can be found within the home.
Huge glass doors slide and pivot to open up the house to the outdoors. Additionally, although it appears to be a two-story house on the outside, it is actually three stories.
Karen Lantz, the architect for the project, says on her firm’s website that it is part of her philosophy to “support American jobs by specifying high-quality good manufactured domestically.”
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