The Greenest House in the O.C.

Lovely breakfast, tea and toast, gazing out over the FOOT of snow we got last night...

Easter is so early this year - doesn't it seem strange to be unpacking bunnies while there are flurries outside?

Anyway, the snow got me daydreaming about living in a desert... hence the California home you are about to see.

The Costa Mesa Green Home was designed by Architect David Gangloff and built by Gonterman Construction. This is the first custom residence in the O.C. to receive LEED Platinum certification.  Located at 1811 Gisler Avenue in Costa Mesa California, it is offered for sale at $2,999,000.
That includes 5000 square feet of living space, with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a three-car garage. Does it come with a housekeeper? That's a lot of cleaning!

The green features go on and on.. grey water recycling,  a no-water landscape, innovative ventilation design, use of durable, sustainable and non-toxic materials, photovoltaic panels to power the entire electrical load - this house is not expected to generate an electrical bill outside of standard add-on fees.

What about asthetics?
The architect was aiming for a modern interpretation of the craftsman style. Lets check out the photos, shall we?

Brian Egan Photography

The furniture could have been a bit more inspired (no lamps? tables? art?) but what a gorgeous interior.
Love the generous proportions, graphic beams, the rock interior walls (same as the exterior), polished concrete floors, and that cute little powder room. Outside: a fireplace, choice of sun or shade, and simplistic pool - perfection.

What do you think? Ready for a move to the O.C.?

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