Upscale S. Carolina Living Goes LEED Green

Well-heeled nature lovers in South Carolina will soon have an attractive residential option on Kiawah Island in Indigo Park, a new residential development that will be built to LEED standards, centered around a three-acre community park.

According to Kiawah Island Real Estate [PDF], homes range in size from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet, with a guest cottage option, and each site features marsh views of the Kiawah River and its tributaries. The homes feature recycled and locally sourced materials; water conserving systems; and energy efficient fixtures, lighting, appliances, heating and cooling systems, all of which add up to “significant savings on utilities bills and time-consuming maintenance.”

Indigo Park, LEED, South Carolina

image via Dyalcompass

Indigo Park’s three-acre park was donated to the Kiawah Island Natural Habitat Conservancy by the developer, Dyalcompass, in order to “give back to Kiawah Island while cultivating a natural habitat and sense of belonging.”  According to Dyalcompass, this land will remain in perpetuity as green space.

A total of 16 homes will be built on 12 acres of land; each will run between $1.6 – $2.6 million. The development is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.