Ultra-green San Francisco has a new ultra-green development project in the Belles Townhomes, the only newly-constructed residential buildings in the Presidio area and the first multifamily homes in San Francisco to receive LEED Platinum certification.
The Los Angeles Times reports that these three-story, seven-unit attached townhomes were developed by Forest City and built in partnership with the Presidio Trust, adjacent to Presidio Landmark, an adaptive re-use of the largest historical building within the Presidio. The project is said to bring “a modern vernacular and sustainable design” to the Presidio, a large wilderness area and official National Park in the heart of San Francisco.
Designed by noted architect KieranTimberlake, the Bella Townhomes feature energy-efficient, Energy Star-rated appliances, low-flow water features, compact fluorescent lighting, radiant heating and high degree of insulation designed to dramatically reduce energy use.
All homes are connected to a solar power system, and were constructed with recycled and sustainably-harvested materials, including Forest Stewardship Council certified cedar and TREX decking, as well as IceStone and Caesar Stone counter tops made of recycled materials.
In a city known for its sky-high real estate prices, these townhomes will no doubt go for top dollar when they become available for lease this fall.