Leonardo DiCaprio's green house
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 April 2008
Leonardo DiCaprio has bought a "groundbreaking" eco-friendly apartment.
The 'Titanic' actor - who is an outspoken environmentalist - has purchased a 'green' flat in New York's pioneering Riverhouse complex, which offers one-bedroom properties from $835,000 and four-bedroom homes from $2,975,000.
DiCaprio's representative confirmed the sale, but did not reveal how much the star had paid, saying: "Riverhouse is a prime example of how green technology is both accessible and achievable for new residential developments - it is a groundbreaking building."
Riverhouse is described as "the highest performance green living in Manhattan condominiums".
The 264-unit complex in Rockefeller Park was built using locally acquired renewable materials, is partly powered by solar energy, offers a 24-hour fresh-filtered air system and boasts green rooftops planted with pine trees.
Riverhouse residents also have access to a children's playroom, media cafe, fitness centre, dog spa and a treehouse.
DiCaprio has long been an ardent campaigner on green issues. He was one of the first people to buy a hybrid car and has established his environment awareness organisation the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
He also co-wrote and produced 'The 11th Hour', a documentary about why the planet is in crisis.
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