Posted on 20 Apr
Every home is an investment in the future. It provides a sense of belonging, the foundation for making memories with loved ones, a respite from the stresses of the world, and a way to build wealth and leave a legacy. Our homes also reflect our values, including ways to live more sustainably. In honor of Earth Day, take a look at some extraordinary homes with the power to reduce your environmental impact and elevate your quality of life.
Designed by renowned architect Doug Burdge, this bluff-front estate celebrates the Southern California lifestyle with reverence to its landscape. The sapphire blue ocean sets the backdrop for a life of luxury in a newly constructed home that blends the indoors and outdoors with walls of glass, multiple view decks and a front courtyard. Landscape designer Jay Griffith outfitted the property with lush cypress and palm trees that add privacy and harmonize with the coastal biome of Point Dume. Inside, the main residence invites you to enjoy every coveted amenity, including an office, full bar, gym, wine cellar and a four-car garage. With the beach only steps away and views of migrating gray whales, every day here feels like a breath of fresh air. Mauricio Umansky, Farrah Brittany, Sandro Dazzan and Cooper Mount hold the listing.
Surrounded by dramatic ocean and mountain views, Morado Escondida boasts a minimalistic main residence and guest house perfectly married to the desert landscape. Made from raw concrete, both structures are built into the land with gently sloped rooftops and floor-to-ceiling windows that run the length of the home and are protected by perforated steel shutters. Due to the precise angle of the structures and materials, these subterranean havens do not require any mechanical heating or cooling. Solar panels provide the property with ample renewable energy. Alejandro Mitre and Joanne Berkowitz hold the listing.
Floating 150 feet above the island, this elegant and modern villa offers unobstructed panoramic views of Provo’s world-renowned Grace Bay. Take in the turquoise waters from every room, including the open-concept living space and professional-grade kitchen. The outside deck and infinity pool invite you to bask in the sunshine and salty air. Designed for energy efficiency, the gated enclave where the villa sits features living roofs and solar packages for sustainable power generation with the option to upgrade to Tesla Powerwall batteries. Sean O’Neill holds the listing.
The Sanctuary synchronizes progressive building technology with the natural beauty of Turks & Caicos. Nestled in the private community, find this serene estate overlooking calm Flamingo Lake and featuring interconnected shaded terraces for all-day outdoor living. To keep its environmental impact to a minimum, the community only includes one road. Residents can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a pickleball court, yoga pavilion, non-motorized water sports and an electric vehicle charging station. Further, minimize your carbon footprint with solar panels and Tesla Powerwall batteries. Sean O’Neill and Trevor Musgrove hold the listing.
Featuring views of the rolling hills and vineyard, this charming single-family home in one of Windsor’s most coveted subdivisions features three bedrooms, an office, separate attached guest quarters and a private backyard with an outdoor kitchen, above-ground swimming pool and garden. Brand new drought-resistant landscaping requires practically no maintenance and recently installed solar panels provide renewable energy while saving you on your monthly power bills. Kathy Stauffer and Terri Yolo hold the listing.