Eco-Friendly NoLibs Home with Floating Staircase
Updated June 4, 2015, 1:30pm: A Philly Mag staffer came across this amazing, slightly dizzying, video tour of the home on HomeJab. We’ve embedded it for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Here’s something that should give you an idea about what this cool Northern Liberties home is all about: t’was a collaboration between the owner and the geniuses over at Re:Vision Architecture. (Seriously, just take a peek at their work.) Born out of this joint effort, the home has been left with a superb eco-friendly status and a Leo Razzi stamp right on its face.
(Not literally on its face, but you’ll see what we mean…)
To begin, there’s its Passive House energy design standard, which includes elements such as its solar panels, Zender ERV ventilation system (controls indoor air quality), and Energy Star appliances. Any excessive water-usage it might have had is now toned down by low-flow fixtures and dual flush toilets, while the property’s GE Geospring water heater works more efficiently than standard water heaters,”the 2nd highest energy users in U.S. households.”
Other sustainable features include rustic reclaimed wood closet doors, a floating staircase with reclaimed oak stair treads, and mushroom board fencing in the garden.
In addition to these green features, the home is also stocked with other notable details: built-in surrounded sound and projector capabilities in the basement, Inline triple pane windows, second-floor laundry, and a balcony. Oh, and the industrial entry steps? By Razzi.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 2,100
827 N 5th St, Phila, PA, 19123
Listing: 827 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19123 [Realty Mark Cityscape]
* This post was updated to reflect that the home is not a certified Passive House, but designed to Passive House standards.