CompassHaus | Silver Award
This sleek, modern coastal home, packed with eco-wise features, is LEED Platinum
By Peter Fabris | August 24, 2017
CompassHaus, Silver Award, Green
Site: Longboat Key, Fla.
Entrant/Builder: Josh Wynne Construction
Architect: Jonathan Parks, Solstice Architects
Interior Designer: Pamela Holladay, Siebert Architects
Photographer: Ryan Gamma Photography
Size: 4,490 sf
Hard cost, excluding land: $350-$400/sf
Completion: August 2016
This LEED Platinum coastal modern home features sleek lines, cantilevered structural elements, and a rear elevation with floor-to-ceiling fenestration that provides dramatic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and adjoining bay. The white exterior and Energy Star-rated roof assembly help reduce heat gain. Many of the interior surfaces are painted white, which augments extensive daylighting.
Other green elements include a high-SEER variable-speed HVAC system, tankless water heaters, LED lights, a lighting control system, and a 10.23-kW solar array. Construction consisted of mostly locally sourced materials with high recycled content. FEMA regulations required extra height, creating great views in all directions; meanwhile, attention to craftsmanship and durability will further ensure the home will hold up to storms.