5 NYC condos and townhouses with Passive House features

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
December 16, 2020 - 9:45AM

This East Village three-bedroom, three-bath condo is asking $2,800,000 and has Passive House construction.

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Apartment and townhouses with sustainable features or Passive House construction are better for your health and the environment and they are catching on in New York City—but they are much pricier than your average place here.

They're also getting renewed attention in the Covid era, because Passive House construction features a steady flow of filtered air, thanks to ventilator systems that take out stale air and pump in fresh air. All of the interior air is typically exchanged every three hours, which can dilute viruses.

These buildings are also more energy efficient, so you’ll save on water and electricity bills and reduce pollutants. Because of the extra insulation and triple-pane windows, they are also a lot quieter. The air-tight seal also means a lot less dust in your apartment, giving you a quieter, and cleaner, place to live (and work). 

So, if you’re in the market for an eco-friendly place to live in NYC, here are five places on the market including a Carroll Gardens townhouse and a Tribeca condo. 

269 14th St., #4A, Park Slope  

This two-bedroom, two-bath condo is asking $1,275,000. Apartment #4A has Passive House construction plus high ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, oversized windows, modern light fixtures, stainless steel appliances, marble countertops, an in-unit Bosch washer/dryer, and a private balcony. 

298 East 2nd St., #3, East Village 

This three-bedroom, three-bath condo is asking $2,800,000. Located in a building with Passive House features like energy recovery ventilator systems, the floor-through apartment has wide-plank hardwood floors, triple-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, recessed lighting, an office nook, in-unit Miele washer/dryer with heat pump technology, and a balcony. 

277 Greene Ave., Clinton Hill 

This six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath townhouse is asking $5,800,000. Built with passive house standards, the townhouse features hardwood floors, triple-pane windows, stainless steel appliances, multi-zone heat and air conditioning, high ceilings, an office, backyard, three terraces, and a private garage with a heated driveway and sidewalk. 

60 White St., #PHE, Tribeca  

This three-bedroom, three-bath condo is asking $6,800,000. The duplex penthouse has Passive House features like Zola triple-pane windows plus reclaimed hardwood floors, high ceilings, oversized windows, exposed wood, integrated appliances, marble countertops, a south-facing terrace with two outdoor showers, a security system, and a Lutron home system. 

328 Sackett St., Carroll Gardens

This four-bedroom, seven-bath townhouse is asking $6,850,000. Developed by Brooklyn Home Company with Passive House construction, it features high ceilings, wide-plank white oak floors, recessed lighting, built-in shelves, beamed ceilings, oversized windows, walk-in closets, a gas fireplace, laundry room with a Whirlpool washer/dryer, one-car garage, roof deck, and a terrace. 



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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