It may not look like anything special from the outside, but this home in Rittenhouse Square boasts LEED Platinum certification, the highest award given by the U.S. Green Building Council. And now it’s on the market for $899,000.
The 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home earned the green-friendly designation in 2011, earning 92 of the 136 possible points for its “high-efficiency fixtures, faucets, shower heads, and dual flush toilets,” according to the listing. Those with a green thumb may also appreciate that the fenced-in backyard already has a compost and rain-harvesting system set up.
Otherwise, the 1,800-square-foot home is pretty cozy, from the white brick fireplace in the living room to the oak floors throughout to the extra live-work room upstairs. The roof deck, which features running water, is a nice touch, too, and has views of the city skyline.
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