Remote Island Build

Island Jewel

Sustainable. Innovative. Smart.

MyGreenBuildings recently completed an island getaway located in the Intracoastal Waterway off Sarasota. The boat-access-only house was built as a weekend retreat in a style reminiscent of the "Old Florida" cottages, and utilizes wide porches and shade trees as passive air conditioning. Taking six months to complete, this home was designed with private spaces to accommodate visiting families, and features multi-purpose rooms and an open living area for when the families want to gather together.

Green Builder October 2010Awarded Green Builder Home of the Month. "This sustainable home is sited to take advantage of natural breezes and breathtaking views. Among the many green lessons to be learned from this efficient getaway are its simple approach to sustainability and brilliant use of small square footage." Read Full Article >>


  • Patio
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • House at Dusk
    House at Dusk
  • Carrera Marble Countertop
    Carrera Marble Countertop
  • Living Room Wall Detail
    Living Room Wall Detail
  • View from the Water
    View from the Water
  • Docked at House Front
    Docked at House Front
  • Platinum Certification by Florida Green Building Coalition
    Platinum Certification by Florida Green Building Coaliition
  • Deck and Living Room
    Deck and Living Room
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