Green design is not always about cutting-edge technology that minimizes energy consumption and a multitude of gadgets that monitor your every move. The best sustainable home designs are those that cause minimal damage to the landscape in which they sit.
With a simple change in height of the level the living area stands out from the foyer on one side and the dining area and kitchen on the other. Small staircases connect these various levels and a neutral color scheme ensures that there is a sense of continuity despite the clear demarcation of individual spaces.
From the practical we move on to the exceptional as we step into the mesmerizing in Ostional Costa Rica. This captivating retreat is green in more ways than one as even the amazing natural forests that surround it leave anyone who stays here spellbound. Developed by Kalia this three-bedroom villa can be rented for around $600/night. A bargain considering all you get at this exotic hideaway.
Combing modern aesthetics and a simple green roof in a fascinating fashion the Riverside Weston Residence in Connecticut is all about a series of ‘roofscapes and terraced planes’. Add to this the unabated lake views on offer contemporary interior with minimal décor and glass walls that bring the outdoors inside and you have a home that connects you with nature at all times.
Designed to give the homeowners a social zone that stretches into the yard outside the lower-level living area becomes one with the adjacent deck. The brick and glass street façade of the home offers complete privacy even as its interior paints a breezy and cheerful picture.