Gallery: Sunset Magazines’s Breezy 2014 Idea House Opens for Tours in M...

Each year Sunset Magazine designs and builds a beautiful dream house that showcases the latest trends in the West - and the 2014 Idea House in Manhattan Beach is a great example of breezy coastal architecture. Open now for public tours on the weekends, Sunset's dream home is filled with daylight and inspired by the ocean and beach. The drought-tolerant outdoor landscaping may be the most interesting part of the home - its no-mow lawn and water-wise garden are incredibly important features given that California is suffering from its worst drought in 100 years. Read on for more great ideas for sustainable architecture, green interiors and smart eco-landscaping.

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