Currently considered a bit of an exotic affair the green roof might soon become the norm as homeowners look for ways to cut down on power bills and carbon footprint. Whether you are worried about the planet or the power consumption of your home a green roof comes in handy. Today we take a tour that showcases in a stylish and stunning fashion.
The last few years have seen home makeovers shift from large-scale remodels to smart additions extensions and nifty revamps that simply extend the living area and add a kitchen or bedroom wherever necessary.
Folding glass doors connect this area with the small garden and the entire space becomes one visually. The greenery outside also becomes a part of interior and enlivens an otherwise neutral space where color is kept to a minimum.
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.
The gorgeous home in the woods is blessed with a variety of planet-friendly features like the photovoltaic panels that provide it with all the power it needs a rainwater harvesting system that recycles and replenishes the local water source and passive heating and cooling design that keeps the internal temperature moderate. These green technologies not only cut back on the carbon footprint of the house but also make sure that the surrounding greenery and ecosystem is left largely untouched and pollution-free.
It is easy to see the many space-saving additions inside this cheerful and light-filled home. The standalone kitchen unit and workstation (sitting under the stairway) the small living area and the multitude of nifty cabinets give the lower-level living area a breezy ambiance.
The rugged and charming coastline of California along with its many beautiful beaches has provided design and architectural inspiration for many decades. Some of the leading men and women of yesteryear who shaped midcentury style found life here their main source of creative impetus.