Designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects, this home was built for an English family to be the pinnacle of energy efficient dwellings. It has achieved LEED platinum standards, and also the German Passivhaus recognition. The landscape and the home seamlessly blend together to minimize energy usage, maximize its solar intake, and create a beautiful, and environmentally aware household. The roof itself is a vegetated green roof, and even designed as an area animals can walk and graze on top of.
With 104 acres of land, this home boasts 3,600 square feet complete with 3 bedrooms and an alluring outdoor patio terrace. When considering the upkeep of the green roof, the roof features an electrical field embedded into the system that detects any leaks that may happen in the future, pinpointing the exact spot that should be uncovered in order to perform the necessary roof repairs. This cutting edge technology has been utilized in other buildings and structures to make any necessary upkeep much easier, and prevent any damage to the interior, as minor leaks can be caught long before they become large problems.