Healthy Homes: The Latest Luxury Extravagance

Come September, for tens of millions of dollars, you can be the owner of the latest in healthy living - a "WELL-certified condominium" - which promises to deliver improved air, water, light, sleep, energy and nutrition.

"Coming soon to a neighborhood near you: an empathic multimillion-dollar home that passively treats the occupant’s body like a temple," writes Robin Finn. "The second coming of sustainable real estate, it will fuse green technology with nourishing all-about-me amenities and direct them indoors. Homebodies, take note: the residence is designed to make the people it shelters healthier."

“'The simplest way to understand what this home is capable of doing is to think of it like a 24-hour carwash that works on the human body,' said Paul D. Scialla, a co-founder and the managing partner of Delos, the Manhattan real estate firm. After conducting years’ worth of medical studies on the soundness of the science behind its product, Delos is about to make its debut in the city’s luxury marketplace with a WELL-certified condominium (the Delos name and the concept are trademarked)."

"The purest air and water and the most intense soundproofing are promised: there is a buildingwide water purification system; filters will screen out air pollutants, allergens and toxins; and a circadian lighting system will stream energizing light in the morning and melatonin-enhancing light in the evening," explains Finn. "Then there’s the posture-supportive flooring system and the WELL Shield coating, which destroys bacteria in the kitchen and bathrooms."

Full Story: Health-Centric Homes, for a Price

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