Custom Home – Beach House 1

We are getting ready to start construction on this beach house. Through the use of smart design that maximizes breezes, implements proper shading, and PV solar panels, this is designed to create as much energy as it needs (net zero energy).

This is home for a big family.  Although the entire family won’t always be there. Sometimes it might just be a small group. So to save energy usage, rather than having one big house, it is designed as a series of smaller villas separated by water. The water helps with cooling, plus this means that energy will only be used for the amount of spaces inhabited. (no need to heat or cool spaces that are not being used).

6 Responses to “Custom Home – Beach House 1”

  1. Zane D. says:

    wow, these look like sketchup files done to the max. the materials used are top-notch! and it looks like the raw sketch with no rendering…extremely impressive.

    oh, and the design is top-notch as well!

  2. Melissa McGinn says:

    Stellar design. Looks very functional yet aesthetically pleasing. Beautiful.

  3. Kevin K says:

    I can’t wait to see the final product! This is going to be an amazing project!

  4. Michael Palmer says:

    Love the idea of building a few smaller villas versus one big house to save on energy. That’s also great for creating additional privacy among the guest. Absolutely love the design!

  5. Lisa says:

    me. want. this.
    *sigh*

  6. David Siebert '81 says:

    Please keep me updated on the construction of this absolutely gorgeous beach house design.
    My wife and I are planning to move to Maui in 2016 and would love to live in one of these there.
    Good Luck, Michelle!

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