Architectural treehouse dedicated to green living awaits you on this private, pristine island. Nestled into the maritime forest, right across from the Atlantic, there is a wide front porch with rockers to welcome you inside. An open floor plan has master bedrooms on either end of the central greatroom provide privacy, while also creating wonderful group gathering spaces. Dining, cooking, and relaxing is all possible in this open airy space with vaulted ceilings. Two additional bedrooms are up the gorgeous spiral staircase and accessible by loft catwalk to either end of the structure. Each of them has a loft area for extra sleeping space. Clever curtains can be drawn on these sleeping areas to provide additional privacy. Click more for expansive list of green features and design.Green/sustainable features include:
Passive solar/ventilating design: house is designed to be substantially daylighted, but only 2 of 52 windows are not protected from direct sun by orientation or overhang shading. Whole-house natural ventilation employs old low-in, high-out cross-ventilation principles across the direction of prevailing moderate-season breezes. Ultra-long-life, 100% recyclable copper roofing; storm-responsive design (inherent strength of horizontally and vertically triangulated design, minimal wind-gripping overhangs, flush shiplap siding, flush windows with protection system), no paint except 11 interior door panels, tree sap-based organic stain on interior plywood surfaces, formaldehyde-free exterior-grade plywood throughout interior surfaces, cotton batt insulation (also provides outstanding acoustical privacy), permanently preservative-treated siding with 1/2" airspace behind, green finish materials including grass cloth, Marmoleum and solid rubber tile flooring, custom stainless steel lifetime kitchen counters, extensive use of green lighting including LED, CFL, LV and fluorescent, contemporary network-connected thermostats offer remote control via smartphone, highly renewable solid poplar standing and running trim throughout, weathering steel exterior handrails require no coating and no maintenance.