We fell in love with green real estate developer Matt Blesso's gorgeous green-roofed NoHo penthouse when we first saw it, and now this eco-luxe property is up for sale. After six years, Blesso has finally decided to sell his hooked-up abode in order to transform another New York apartment into a green escape. The 3,100 square foot penthouse is a beacon of sustainability and even features a lush green roof planted by a curator from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
Located on Broadway in NoHo, the open and airy apartment was built with a commitment to sustainability – the philosophy behind Blesso Properties. Complete with an original mural by artist Doze Green, the kitchen and living room are flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. FSC-certified wood runs throughout the apartment and the gorgeous hardwood floors. The master bedroom is encased in glass, furthering the light feeling, but with a flick of a switch, the glass turns translucent, giving privacy to those within.
A staircase leads to the vibrant roof, and is surrounded by plants that climb around a living wall. On the roof, visitors can enjoy a dip in the hot tub that overlooks the East Village, or cook a feast in the outdoor kitchen. Multi-leveled decks seat guests, while lush greenery surrounds them. The gradated roof above the staircase is planted with edible herbs, creating a Garden of Eden in the sky.
Why would Blesso want to leave such a beautiful place? To create something new of course. The lucky buyer can inquire about the property through the Corcoran Group.