5 properties that give new life to biophilic conception


Square feet: 14,000

Beds / baths: 9 bedrooms, 10 full baths, 3 half baths

Indoor-outdoor living becomes ultra-luxurious at this Wainscott Rectory located less than a mile from the ocean. Biophilia is present throughout the house, from the fountains at the entrance, the outdoor kitchen and skylights to the many gardens (many of which are edible) and an infinity pool with a waterfall. But there is more: the residence also has a glazed winter dining room, a cantilevered terrace, a view of the garden and a frog pond.

A quiet residence at The Emerald in Seattle.

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Starting price: $ 500,000

A new 40-story development near Pike Place Market, The Emerald has 262 residences, all with downtown views. The glass facets of the tower reflect Puget Sound, and residents are surrounded by mountains and water. The large windows provide lots of natural light. The Olympic Hall, located on the 39th floor, features indoor and outdoor spaces and an impressive double-height glazed club room. Additionally, the penthouses feature floor-to-ceiling windows of over 10 feet that intensify the panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains.

An olive tree growing in the yard of Wallace Ridge.

Photo: Aaron Kirman

Price: $ 65 million

Square feet: 24,829

Beds / baths: 7 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms

With a 150-year-old Italian olive tree as its centerpiece, how could this massive estate be less than spectacular? It is packed with biophilic elements, including a glass deck that leads to an imposing lobby and open floor plan, courtyard, swimming pool with a terrace, and floor-to-ceiling windows in each room that overlook plants, trees. and the flowers outside.

A spacious living room in Obsidian.

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Starting price: $ 4.54 million

Located in the foothills of Black Mountain, Nevada, Obsidian is a gated community with 33 homes, and each one has a heavy, biophilic aesthetic. The homes offer views of the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding mountains, and they also have sliding doors that lead to landscaped decks with plants and seating areas. Additional elements include guided tours surrounded by stones, cacti, and water and infinity pools that overlook the desert.


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