SOLD - 1627 S Newberry - $684,900
This home earned LEED Gold certification in July 2017! We achieved this high LEED ranking in part due to the buyers’ decision to install a solar array. Additionally, this home tested at an amazingly efficient HERS rating of just 28.
1627 S Newberry was the first home in Pilsen to pursue LEED certification. We made history with +Plus House #1 and kicked off a line of record breaking homes. This first +Plus House broke the record for Pilsen’s highest priced single family home closing since the ‘07 recession, a record that subsequent +Plus Houses have raised even further. The buyers here “pre-bought,” so as construction advanced we worked to develop the greenest home we could within the constraints of the sale price. Another restriction was the size of the lot. This block of Newberry doesn’t have an alley, so we included a garage tucked in below the house.
The buyers of our first +Plus House are quoted in Crain’s Chicago Business: “There are also nice, pretty things like bamboo floors, but we think the heart of it, the real green features, are more important.” The couple also had solar panels installed on the roof, at an additional cost not in their purchase contract.
1627 S Newberry was featured in the Illinois USGBC’s Green Built Home Tour of 2016, where over a hundred architects and green housing advocates came to learn about it.
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