With its steeply pitched roofs, shingle treatment, and extensive detailing, this oceanfront home is evocative of an east coast “Hampton” house. The main building features a vaulted timber-truss great room and is connected to the four-bedroom guest wing by a sweeping circular veranda with sandstone fireplace.

This 5,000 square foot home has the environmental footprint of a much smaller building owing to the sustainable technology used. A state-of-the art geothermal system heats the building through concrete radiant slab floors. The “closed loop” septic reclamation system filters and cleans effluent, which is then stored, along with collected rainwater, in underground cisterns. In this way, 12,000 gallons of water is stored for landscape and garden irrigation.

This house was published in the June 2013 edition of Western Living.