Is Asheville Ready For $2 Million Green Condos?
Asheville, North Carolina isn't the place I would expect to find $2 million condos but a local developer is hoping that they can find ten green-minded buyers to make the 73 North Street project a reality. The project is built on a small lot and includes a photovoltaic array on the roof and a garage that will only fit Smart cars (a Smart car comes with each unit).
The first floor of the building will have a small commercial space and the second will include an exercise room and spa and a guest room for visitors of building residents. The building's roof would be home to a lounge and garden. The building is planning for LEED certification and will include green features such as a water collection system, water-conserving fixtures, high-efficiency appliances and automated lighting and shading systems.
The building's units will sell for $2.1 million to $2.6 million and each would be about 2,300 square feet and take up an entire floor. According to an article in the Citizen-Times, the project won't go forward unless six of the units are sold in advance. Right now you can buy a large house with an acre or two of land for about that price in the Asheville area so the developers have an uphill climb ahead of them.