Here are 5 NYC condos for sale with Passive House construction

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
August 18, 2020 - 2:30PM

This one-bedroom, one-bath condo in Crown Heights is asking $799,000 and is in a five-story building with Passive House construction.


If you are in the market for a new apartment, because of the coronavirus pandemic, you probably have good ventilation on your wishlist.

The best type of ventilation system for condos and townhouses is arguably found in buildings with Passive House construction, which use energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) to create a steady flow of filtered air, with stale air carried out and fresh air pumped in, making them ideal for the Covid era. One architect called them “virus proof.”

Right now, there are a few condo buildings in the city with Passive House construction, including Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan. Many of these condos have access to outdoor space like a private balcony, roof deck, or backyard, in-unit washer/dryers, and direct elevator access.

If an eco-friendly apartment sounds appealing to you, Brick has found these five condos with Passive House construction for sale in Park Slope, Crown Heights, Greenwood Heights, and the East Village.

271 14th St., #2A, Park Slope

This studio is asking $640,000. Apartment #2A has high ceilings, oak hardwood floors, an in-unit washer/dryer, a direct elevator entry, balcony, storage closet, and stainless steel appliances including a Bosch dishwasher. The building has Zehnder air-filtration units, a backyard with a turf lawn, bike room, and parking space is available. Prospect Park is a 13-minute walk away and nearby eateries include Piccoli and Black Horse Pub.

852 St. John's Pl., #1, Crown Heights

This one bedroom, one bath is asking $799,000. The full-floor apartment features oak hardwood floors, large windows, stainless steel appliances, direct elevator access, a private garden, storage space, and three closets. Amenities include a virtual doorman and storage space. Brower Park, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and eateries like Brooklyn Wing House and Bed-Stuy Fish Fry are nearby.

719 Sixth Ave., #3A, Greenwood Heights

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,200,000. Apartment #3A has oak hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, storage closets, stainless steel appliances, an in-unit Whirlpool washer/dryer, and a private balcony. Amenities include a backyard with a turf lawn, roof deck, and on-site parking spaces are available. Green-Wood Cemetery and eateries like Battle Hill Tavern and Giuseppina's are nearby.

269 14th St., #2B, Park Slope

This three bedroom, two bath is asking $1,240,000. The condo features direct elevator access, oak hardwood floors, an in-unit Bosch washer/dryer, a balcony, and ButterflyMX smart intercom system. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances including a Bosch dishwasher, custom cabinetry, and marble countertops. Prospect Park and eateries like Mariella and OS Cafe are nearby. 

298 East 2nd St., #3, East Village

This three bedroom, three bath is asking $2,800,000. The full-floor condo has wide-plank hardwood floors, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony, and an in-unit Miele washer/dryer. Amenities include a virtual doorman, a roofdeck, bike storage, and a package room. John V. Lindsay East River Park and eateries like Poco and Casa Adela are nearby. 



Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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