This clever little house caught my eye the other day. Designed by architect Matthew Woodruff, The Gulf Islands House was completed a couple years ago in what seems to be quite the serene location. It’s a cozy second home that was built as an escape of sorts for Woodruff’s family. I’m not sure the owners were trying to set any green building records with the home, but the two-bedroom pad has some green features we can all appreciate, such as its solar orientation and design, small footprint, and use of locally harvested materials. The minimalist design seems to create just the right space for congregating with the family, too.