But the lineup of eco-friendly features at this Californian ranch is not limited to sustainable farming and ranching practices as the house itself is LEED-Platinum-certified and comes with an array of features like photovoltaic panels that offer clean energy and geothermal radiant heating that cuts back on energy consumption.
With passive heating and cooling techniques incorporated into its design and top-notch insulation every attempt has been made to keep the carbon footprint of the ranch minimal – an absolute delight for those who have the planet’s best interest at heart!
Renovation and remodeling projects have a funny way of spilling over from one room to the next and before you know it you end up revamping the entire house! The homeowners of found themselves in a similar situation as their originally planned kitchen remodel ended up giving the entire home a bright new lease on life!
The lower level of the home contains the public spaces including a modern kitchen and an elegant dining space while the top floor houses the bedrooms and bathrooms. Minimal but pleasing contemporary but with a hint of midcentury elegance and filled with an air of refinement this is a Chicago townhouse that breaks some of the misconceptions homeowners have when it comes to using calming neutral shades.
The color scheme of the interior is dominated by gray and white hues that fashion a serene and cheerful backdrop in every room of the house. Splashes of bright color were added to this muted background using décor accessories and vivacious artwork without ever disturbing the polished contemporary style.
Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.
On the outside seems like any other house in the neighborhood with its beautiful brick wall exterior and sweeping wooden deck that offers a relaxing outdoor hangout. It seems like one of those classic homes where tradition trumps modernity.