The first “passive house” in the US has officially hit the market in — where else? — Brooklyn, on St. Mark’s Avenue in Prospect Heights.

The pre-war, four-story Haus 96 has four units and meets the Passive House EnerPHit (not a typo, or a broken shift key) Certification standards for ventilation, insulation and energy consumption. A 1,700-square-foot three-bedroom on the first floor is listed for $1.4 million, and the other three apartments each measure 1,000 square feet and can be eco-consciously yours for $829,000.

The 96 St. Mark’s Ave. building, designed by Ken Levenson, will consume 60 to 70 percent less energy and 90 percent less heat than a traditional structure. Each apartment will have its own ventilation system and triple-glazed windows with air-tight gasketing to keep out street noise.

The $829,000 units will have private outdoor roof space, and the $1.4 million first-floor condo will include an adjointed patio. All the units flaunt Restoration Hardware lighting, white oak floors, a pre-wired entertainment system with zoned speakers and built-in iPod docks, washer/dryer, video intercom, remote energy monitoring system and a mini-split HVAC system.

Developer Brendan Aguayo purchased the building for $1 million in 2011, and his Aguayo Realty Group will handle the marketing.

Pictures below, along with some genuinely handsome detailing (we take to claw-footed bathtubs like most people to ice cream and puppies):

 

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