If there’s one thing that can be learned from Emerald, the new condo high-rise that’s currently under construction in the West Loop, it’s that home buyers don’t have to trade luxury for an eco-friendly lifestyle. For Emerald, the building’s modern style and design holds equal appeal as its environmentally-friendly features, making it one of the most popular new developments in the West Loop.
Of the 212 residences housed in the two 12-story glass-and-concrete towers, more than 80 percent are already sold, according to Patrick Hawkins, a member of the Emerald sales team for Property Consultants Realty, the exclusive marketing agent for Emerald.
“We’re definitely riding the green wave,” says Hawkins, who, in the early stage of Emerald’s development, would have been alluding to the eco-friendly lifestyle afforded by finishes like bamboo and Brazilian eucalyptus flooring, low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, and myriad recycled materials.
But as the project has evolved, both the experienced property consultant and potential buyers have become equally attracted by Emerald’s style and design.