This new residence blends traditional residential architecture with contemporary sustainable innovations to create an energy-efficient vacation home for a small family. The house’s numerous windows are shaded with sun shades, overhangs and pergolas to control the daylight and save on heating and cooling costs. On the back, a screened in porch provides a perfect place for meals and entertaining, centered around a fireplace for chillier nights. The muted, warm colors of the interior design give the house a light and airy sophistication. A low-maintenance, durable metal roof keeps the house cool in the summer while furthering the contemporary look of the home. Traditional Home magazine featured this LEED Gold house in an article and on the cover in 2014.