We've mentioned this project previously, but Concourse E's home at 81 Weatherby is now complete. It's stunning and comes with most of what we've all come to anticipate in a modern, green pad. Just look at these images. 81 Weatherby is the first private residence in Atlanta to incorporate a green living roof, and for the current going price of ~$574,500, it could be yours. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom abode is super contemporary both in terms of looks and sustainability. Check out some of its green features:
Pardon the amateur photography in this article, but hopefully you can see how beautiful this newly built home is — it could become the first LEED certified home in Utah! The Maryfield Home was designed by John Sparano and Anne Mooney of Sparano + Mooney Architecture, also the owners, and they're eagerly working towards certification. I first found out about it from Benchmark Modern, a local contractor specializing in modern green construction, and they were able to arrange a tour. Check it out:
I thought it'd be fun to share some actual photos of the BUILDER LivingHome, since up until now, we've only been showing renderings. The home was designed by KieranTimberlake, built by LivingHomes, and assembled in about three days on the IBS exhibit floor. Can you imagine putting together an entire house in that time? I picture Steve Glenn running around with a megaphone, Ty Pennington style, shouting, "We only have four hours, people!" The modular modern home was designed to meet LEED Platinum certification and includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms comprising roughly 2,466 square feet.
Bill Randall built his architectural practice doing solar and energy-efficient design, but recently, he's had an itch to get into small, sustainable housing. So last November, he launched thesimpleHOUSE, and the concept has already been given an Honorable Mention in the 2008 green dot awards. thesimpleHOUSE is all about providing simple, contemporary, green house plans at an affordable price. You can order your choice of the expanding line of plans from prices of about $475 — a straight up deal when you think about it.
This is Hidden Creek Eco-Village. It's a little bit different kind of suburban development that attempts to reconcile the demands of single-family home buyers with the problems of sprawling housing developments. First, Hidden Creek is full of communal features, such as neighborhood trails, car parks, front porches, central mailboxes, and shared streetscapes. Plus the homes are densely sited to maintain open, natural spaces. Second, Hidden Creek is surrounded by the natural environment: there's a nature preserve on the north, a creek on the south, and natural grasses and trees everywhere else. To maintain the integrity of the site, homes were placed around existing trees and landscaping. Third, all the homes have been custom-designed for each site to allow views of the surrounding landscape and nature.
This Brooklin, Maine home, designed by architect Adam Kalkin, may not be brand new to the green scene (it was built in 2003), but its unique design still looks so fresh today that I had to write about it. The beautiful home stretches the boundaries of modern design and is truly a work of art. It was created by stacking a dozen orange "reclaimed" shipping containers in a T-shape while replacing some of the steel pannels with large windows looking out over the rocky peninsula to Blue Hill Bay.