Front Family 2

This is a newly constructed contemporary home in Winter Park, Florida.  It was designed for a family of four by John Drake of Green Apple Architecture and has 2,988 square feet, as well as terraces, courtyard spaces, and cozy family gathering areas.  As a certified green home, it’s also a good example of the kind of home that can be built with proper planning, a decent budget, and the right team. 

Back at Kitchen

Certified at the Gold level by the Florida Green Building Coalition, this home has some impressive green elements:  shady overhangs, energy efficient windows, remote controlled clerestory windows, a well-insulated envelope, Solatubes, solar hot water, etc.

Though architect-designed, it was built for the approachable price of about $164 per square foot.  If you count the terraces and roofed spaces, the cost was more like $125 per square foot.  In addition, efficient systems help keep energy costs down. 

Lyndol Development built this green courtyard home, and One Stop Green provided green consulting and commissioning services.

Loft Family Kids Hall


Master Bath Kids Bath


Courtyard Family

[+] Get more info on this home from Green Apple Architecture.

Credits: John Drake.