This modern two story residence was designed by Maienza-Wilson Interior Design + Architecture.

Located in Montecito, a highly affluent place in Santa Barbara County California, USA, it’s one of the first residences to receive LEED certification at the Platinum level.

Sustainable features includes radiant floor heating, flat rooftops planted with drought-resistant grasses for passive cooling and photovoltaic solar panels hidden from view on the butterfly roof that provide enough electricity to operate the entire home.

Icynene spray foam provides insulation and a 5,000-gallon cistern is located underneath the building to store rainwater to irrigate the low-water-demand garden that has been designed to complement the Zen-like feeling of the home.

Photos by: Narayanan Narayanan, Andrew Petrich, Jim Bartsch Photography