2024 Wellness Guide

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Healthy Homes

Before 2020, homes were a slice of our lives. With Americans working, socializing, and exercising from their abodes, homebuyers have become hyper-focused on comfort and wellness, requesting health-supporting amenities like air filtration and UV lighting. Systems that rid our homes of pathogens will be standard by 2030, as the technology gradually becomes less expensive and more accessible. In the meantime, these new forward-thinking developments combine the latest and greatest in health features.


New York

A boutique condo building developed by Roe Corporation, Charlotte of the Upper West Side has seven sustainably designed, full-floor residences, each with its own Swiss-engineered energy recovery ventilation (ERV) system that delivers fresh-filtered outside air to each habitable room. “The system kills 99 percent of mold, bacteria, and viruses,” says John Roe, principal of Roe Corporation. “That especially resonates with people who have children.” Thanks to quadruple-layered, triple-paned (operable) windows and robust insulation on exterior walls and between floors, the residences are remarkably quiet. Bedrooms have terraces overlooking a private interior garden. The façade (red brick accented with Italian terra-cotta louvers) is not only beautiful but useful; it reduces heat in summer while allowing the winter sun’s rays to warm the interiors. From $11 million; charlotteuws.com


Denver, Colorado

Two miles from downtown and overlooking Sloan’s Lake, this 196-unit, glass-and-steel building is one of the first residential projects in the world to earn WELL Building Certification (from the International WELL Building Institute). “We spend more than 90 percent of our time indoors … so we, as developers, wanted to make the indoor environment as healthy as possible,” says Brian Levitt, co-founder and president of NAVA Real Estate Development, a certified B Corporation. Clean interior air, Energy Star appliances, organic vegetable gardens, a Zen-like oasis for yoga and meditation, a bike/ski tune-up studio, and the building’s setting on the 2.6-mile trail wrapping Sloan’s Lake all contributed to its WELL certification. “Buildings that embrace holistic health and well-being are definitely the wave of the future,” says Levitt. From $499,000 to $1.825 million; lakehouse17.com


Pompano Beach, Florida

A new, right-on-the-sand condo on Florida’s Gold Coast reimagines what it means to enjoy a wellness-inspired lifestyle. Each of 20-story Solemar’s 105 residences comes with Delos-developed DARWIN technology (proprietary software, including algorithms and sensor technologies) to monitor and calibrate light, water, and air quality to reduce toxins that can negatively affect respiratory, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Flow-through floor plans with floor-to-ceiling windows boast large terraces with glass railings for unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. Owners ride private elevators directly to their units and enjoy both sunrise- and sunset-oriented pools and museum-quality art (such as a monumental Fernando Botero sculpture). Developed by The Related Group helmed by collector and art patron Jorge M. Pérez (El Espacio 23). From $1.5 million; solemarbeach.com


“People are reevaluating the way they want to live,” says Tina Necrason, executive vice president residential, Montage International. Like Solemar (opposite), the company has entered a partnership with Delos and will introduce DARWIN Premier technology into the private Farm Villas at Pendry Residences Natirar (from $3 million). The system will reduce indoor contaminants, filter water, regulate interior temperatures, and provide stress-reducing lighting. Pendry’s wellness commitment extends to furnishings and finishes: FSC-certified wood, low- or no-VOC finishes, eco-friendly Saatva mattresses. Moving forward, Pendry- and Montage-branded residences (such as the residences under development at the newly opened Montage Healdsburg) will offer customizable Delos systems. Residential portfolios under development include: Pendry West Hollywood (a $450 million project on the Sunset Strip), California; Pendry Park City, Utah; Montage Big Sky, Montana; Montage Cay, Bahamas. pendry.com/residences; montageresidences.com