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.
An island escape that can only be reached through waterways a low-lying cabin that can barely be spotted from a distance a green roof that keeps the temperature inside warm and toasty and a design that pays tribute to local architecture – the Go Home Bay Cabin in has plenty going for it. It is pretty much the ideal weekend retreat for the eco-conscious adventurer and designed by Ian MacDonald Architect its interior is as elegant as the idea behind its creation.
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.
Paris surprises us often with apartments and homes that bring forth new and space-savvy design that sets the benchmark for houses across the planet. Eco-Sustainable House project by Djuric Tardio Architectes is one such work of genius that turns to a terrace garden play area and hangout to combine the multiple needs of the homeowners. Built on a tight budget the unique fruit and vegetable garden on the roof is much more than just eye candy!
On the inside the color palette is largely neutral with comfy décor and a flood of natural light shaping the ambiance of this coastal home. Locally sourced fir and the generous use of earthen hues turn the home into a visual extension of the lovely meadow outside!
The minimal design of the apartment was specifically created to ensure that clients who step into the space do not feel like walking into a home. Yet once the weekend rolls in or the sun sets on a long day the apartment can be turned into a cozy safe and wonderful living environment that is also welcoming.
With a spacious master suite also embracing a black and white color palette a gorgeous guest room that doubles as a home library and a kids’ room with a space-savvy loft bed this is an urban residence that perfectly blends form function and inviting warmth.