This gorgeous Butterfly Beach Home in Montecito, California connects its residents to the seaside landscape with a facade that opens up to the outdoors. The eco-friendly home, designed by Maienza Wilson Interior Design and Architecture, has achieved LEED Platinum status, and it's situated in three block-like sections that are connected with oversized sliding doors. Capped with a lush green roof, the open-air home harmonizes with the nearby beachscape.
The Butterfly Beach Home is divided into three main living blocks that are unified by a continuous rich wood deck. The main house opens onto an indoor/outdoor living room with sliding glass doors that blur the lines between indoors and out. Each bedroom features wall-sized glass doors that slide open to welcome in cross breezes and views of the lushly planted yard. The two-story main house has a wrap-around balcony with exquisite views of the Pacific Ocean on the second level, and solar panels line the roof.
The other two buildings are the garage and the pool house, both of which are covered with thick grass roofs that filter rain water. The pool house, like the main house, opens directly to the outdoors with a sliding glass door. The pool house doubles as a guest house and features a lap pool.
Although the Butterfly Beach House is spread out over three sections, the open-air plan is unified by its glass curtains. It’s a beautiful design that thrives in sunny California.