This large beach house on Cape Cod is the weekend and summer home for a large Boston family — the home owners often share the space with their adult children and grandchildren. By meeting the needs of seven couples and children, the design maximizes communal spaces with a large open kitchen, dining and living room in the half of the home with the master bedroom — dubbed "The Living Bar." The other half — "The Sleeping Bar" — is home to all the extra bedrooms and bathrooms for the extended family and can be shut down in the off season when not in use, saving energy...
The home was designed by ZeroEnergy Design, a
architecture and energy consulting firm. Though it is large in size, the home features a geothermal system, radiant heating system, solar electric array on the roof, energy efficient fixtures, appliances and lighting systems. Read all about this "environmentally sensible home" here.
(Images: Eric Roth)