As the trend continues for eco-friendly homes, the trend for building megamansions does not seem to be subsiding. While massive square footage seems an anomaly to the concept of green, across the globe, from Dubai to America, the demand for green homes as huge as 15,000 square feet is as great as it was before the energy crisis.
The most expensive green home yet to be constructed is the UK’s Orchid House. At $14.2 million, it is small in stature (2400 sq ft), but cost $6000 per square foot and will languish on a 450-acre nature preserve, where it’s supposed to produce more energy than it consumes.
A Colorado developer’s 9800 sq foot home is touted as "one of the greenest luxury homes ever built." $4.5 million, and you can save your little bit of the planet too.
Acqua Liana in Manalapan, Florida is the subject of a documentary called "The Green Giant", not the jolly one mind you.
At 15,000 square feet, the 34,000 pounds of garbage resulting from the construction were recycled, the $29 million price tag presumably helped cover the cost of disposal.
No doubt about it, it takes a lot of green(backs) to go green. (I had some more pictures but I keep getting that MIME message and they will not load, sorry!)
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