- Last Updated: 11:16 AM, May 18, 2012
- Posted: 1:10 AM, May 18, 2012
Mary Kennedy’s most prized possession was her Westchester home, the Kennedy Green House — and she spent years making it the epitome of eco-friendly living, using recycled materials and even wood from fallen trees.
The 1920 house was remodeled after it was partly destroyed by floods in 2003 while the Kennedys were on Cape Cod.
Mary Kennedy was the pioneer of the project.
The four-bedroom, six bathroom home sits on 10.4 acres in Mount Kisco.
It boasts low-cost geothermal power, LED and fiber-optic lighting and insulation made from recycled newspapers and soybeans.
The house was built to maximize energy and water efficiency, while promoting better indoor air quality.
Aside from its modern appliances, the Kennedy Green House is mostly constructed out of recycled or reclaimed materials, including the countertops.
Interior doors were taken from the former Wassaic Mental Institution upstate.
Wood that fell on the property was used for tiles and flooring, and the living room was constructed using certified sustainable harvest wood.
The concept came from Robin Wilson, a nationally known interior designer who champions the use of sustainable, recyclable and reusable building materials.