Well, St. Louis is bringing it...bringing urban, green living to downtown. The SkyHouse (at 1428 Washington Avenue, St. Louis) represents the first residential building to go up in downtown St. Louis in over 30 years. Its is a 22-story glass structure that will be LEED-certified. There will be 12,000 square feet of commercial space on the first floor, 3 levels of parking, 3 levels of penthouses, and 166 condos on floors 5-18. One cool thing about the SkyHouse is that floor 19 will be exclusively for the residents. It will have a green space, dog run, media room, conference room, workout facility, sun deck with lounge chairs surrounded by a green roof and other places to just hang out. The building will also be built with energy efficient, high speed elevators.
Each of the units will have floor-to-ceiling windows, energy efficient appliances, green flooring, counter tops, and cabinetry will also be included. Units will have energy efficient, computer controlled heating and cooling systems with individual on/off heat and cool control with zoned temperature control. They will have energy efficient, computer controlled hot water system. Aluminum frame window systems with insulated Low-E glass windows. Green kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. Every unit will have a balcony, either concrete or glass. The cool thing about the balcony is that everyone will be able to have a view of downtown because the architects designed the building to be tiered on that side so that everyone will have an unobstructed view of downtown St. Louis. I mean, this building is really tricked out with every energy efficient component you can think of. Its pretty amazing and the building looks really cool...the glass gives it a really good feel.