Taking spinning classes and chugging kombucha may be helpful, but how healthy can we really be if our homes themselves are not? That's the idea behind 66 E. 11th St., the world's first WELL Certified residential development, located in NYC’s Greenwich Village. Conceived by DELOS Living, the self-proclaimed pioneer of Wellness Real Estate and creator of the WELL Building Standard, the new development centers on using environmental principles and green building techniques to optimize the health of its residents. The building is also currently pursuing LEED Gold certification and boasts five residences, including a $50 million penthouse and $14.5 million lofts (one of which was reportedly purchased by Leonardo DiCaprio). Thanks to Curbed, Inhabitat recently got to tour 66's 7,700-square-foot, three-bedroom penthouse. Click through our gallery to check it out for yourself!
“By infusing wellness into the built environment, Delos has pioneered a new movement that offers individuals a healthier living solution,” said Dr. Chopra. “There is nothing in the world more important than good health, and I am overjoyed to move into a home that is both environmentally and biologically sustainable.”
Though it maintains its historic façade, 66’s custom interior design by Los Angeles based SFA Design is the essence of modern “living luxury” (emphasis on the luxury). It’s dazzling, it’s green, and it’s there for you – both physically and emotionally.
The energy efficient tech-centric design includes built-in automated lighting systems to match human circadian rhythms, customized dawn-simulating black-out shades, ultraviolet water purification, a cutting edge air-purifying ventilation system and centralized aromatherapy dispensers. And if that wasn’t enough for you, much of this wellness experience can be controlled conveniently via iPad.
And of course, we can’t forget the Vitamin-C infused shower heads that remove residual chlorine from the waterways.
A portion of the proceeds from sales of homes at 66 E. 11th St. will go towards Bill Clinton’s global initiative, which is funding the construction of 200 homes in the most destitute refugee community in Haiti.