Spotted: Uber Eco-Friendly Family Townhome in Northern Liberties

For the environmentally-conscious clan looking for a modern haven.

Wait 'til you see the inside. Images by TREND via

Wait ’til you see the inside. Images by TREND via

Well all know how new constructions, especially contemporary-designed, can sometimes conjure up images of a bare, cold building. But have you ever heard of a “passive house”? Essentially, it’s an energy efficient home that Passipedia says is actually more comfortable than the average house: “There is absolutely no cutting back on comfort; instead the level of comfort is considerably increased.”

Wow. In that case, consider yourselves lucky as this passive house abode at the newly constructed Stables townhouse development in NoLibs is on the market. The passive house features in this single-family include a solar array (i.e. net zero in energy usage/bills), triple-paned windows, and a 90% reduction in heating, cooling, and energy when required thanks to R34 and R52 value insulation and an airtight building envelope.  (Should someone take this home before you can, here’s another Stable townhouse on the market!)

Other hallmarks in the home are its wide-board hardwood floors, floating staircase  made of steel, wood, and glass, and a custom-designed kitchen with Bosch appliances, wine cooler, and induction cook top. There’s also a finished basement, balcony in the master bedroom, and decks on the roof and in the living room.

Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Square feet: 2,560
Price: $769,000
Additional Info: Private parking space

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Listing: 231 W George St, Philadelphia, PA, 19123 [CitySpace]