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Green-Roofed LEED Platinum Butterfly Beach Home Opens Up to the Outdoors in Montecito, California

Posted By Lori Zimmer On May 4, 2013 @ 1:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Environment,Gallery,Solar Power | No Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Montecito California, Butterfly Beach, LEED Platinum Home, Eco friendly house, green roof, Maienza Wilson Interior Design and Architecture [1]

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 [2] 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 [3] line the roof.

The other two buildings are the garage and the pool house, both of which are covered with thick grass roofs [4] 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.

+ Maienza Wilson [5]

Via Freshome [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-leed-platinum-butterfly-beach-home-opens-up-to-the-outdoors-in-montecito-california/maienza-wilson-montecito6/

[2] sliding glass doors: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-glass-shino-house-soaks-up-daylight-on-a-mountainside-in-japan/

[3] solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/lancaster-california-to-require-all-new-homes-to-have-solar-panels/

[4] thick grass roofs: http://inhabitat.com/norway-green-roof-homes/

[5] + Maienza Wilson: http://maienzawilson.com/portfolio/butterfly-beach-montecito/

[6] Freshome: http://freshome.com/2013/04/22/enchanting-eco-friendly-home-with-gorgeous-view-over-the-pacific-ocean/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreshInspirationForYourHome+%28Freshome.com%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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