Go green, go grand in Macallen Building Unit 419

The Macallen Building, 141 Dorchester Ave., South Boston

The 143-unit Macallen Building at 141 Dorchester Ave. in South Boston is Boston’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-certified residential structure. Thus you can live large without guilt, due to the environmental sustainability that looms large in every corner of your unit.

The 1,722-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bath Unit 419, offered at $899,000, takes care of you and the planet simultaneously:

Its carbonized bamboo flooring saves trees while giving your living spaces an exotic Asian-African air.
Its low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint creates a healthier interior environment while still looking luxurious.
Its charcoal triple-filtered HVAC system saves utility bills, owing to the water-loop heating and cooling energy transfer system that runs it.
Its energy-efficient utilities use about 30% less electricity than the average home and save an estimated 600,000 gallons of water per year.
Its double-glazed thermal windows reduce your heating costs and noise pollution while still providing stunning city views.
Its wheatboard-core cabinet/closet doors are constructed with formaldehyde-free resins and veneered in stylish tigerwood and blond ebony from renewable forests.
Its dual-flush toilets reduce water use by 60%.
Its recycled quartz kitchen and bath counters look like granite.

    Built of 95% recycled steel, the Macallen Building is just as environmentally responsible in its common features.

    Its “green roof” of drought-tolerant sedums and native grasses filters out carbon dioxide, ozone and other pollutants, thereby reducing the urban heat island effect by which most buildings contribute to global warming. Yet a common two-lane lap pool is still a luxury up on the green roof.

    Further reducing the urban heat island effect while providing its residents with optimum parking convenience is the above-ground garage, incorporated right into the building footprint. (Unit 419 has one deeded parking space.) An onsite ZipCar station is also handy.

    The lobby boasts a 24-hour concierge, elevators built from the same 95% recycled steel as the building’s structure, and an art-gallery atmosphere. Other common amenities include a fitness center, a dog run, bike storage, and a private screening room with HDTV projection screen and theater seats.

    Located near the Broadway MBTA Red Line station and numerous buses, the Macallen Building is within walking distance of restaurants, Irish pubs, shopping, even beaches. For more information about Unit 419, contact CondoDomain Agent Jeanne Boucher at 510.205.5857.

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