I have great admiration for designers who look for ways to re-purpose existing materials or design entire homes based on Eco-friendly design concepts. Once such place, nestled in the heart of beautiful Orlando, Florida – the New American Home (TNAH) of 2012 – opened its doors and design concept to rave reviews from the design community.
In my opinion, it is nothing short of environmental design ingenuity.
It is a two-bedroom solar-powered home boasting both LEED Platinum and National Green Building Standard “Emerald” certification that pays homage to the era of the 1960s and 1970s style houses of Le Corbusier and Richard Meier by utilizing current technologies and modern Eco-friendly design trends.
There is so much attention to detail that architect Phil Kean incorporates into the design of this house; it is truly awe inspiring.
Take a deep breath here!
You will need it when you begin to realize just what is included in this house. Yes, it is simply overwhelming; to say the least!
Let me begin by telling you that there is a floating scissor staircase, a breakfast morning bar in the master suite, skylights for natural lighting, a yoga deck and workout room with a view on three sides to the outside space, and an outdoor summer kitchen.
If that is not already enough, the house itself is complimented by a floor to ceiling wall of glass that separates the living room and family room from the lanai, allowing for the inside to visually extend to the outside lanai, pool, and courtyard areas.
Eco-friendly architectural design at its finest!
This house is so amazing; there is even a special place for the pooch! And yes Fido will have his very own separate showers and access doors!
Take a look at these pictures! Eco-Friendly doesn’t have to be boring!