By Leah Lerner
Everyone wants to go green it seems, especially in the home space. But the future of home building goes beyond green. The future lies in "smart" homes based on a holistic view of how we live: intelligent systems that measure and maximize the structure's performance, seamless indoor-outdoor spaces respectful of the indigenous environment, plus durability, energy efficiency, water efficiency and air/water quality.
Enter VISION homes, a series of cutting-edge projects conceived by GreenBuilder magazine that aim to set the standard for tomorrow. In June 2012, the first west coast VISION House went on the market in Pacific Palisades, Calif. YP took a tour with developer Robert Kleiman of Structure Home. Take a spin for yourself and let the daydreams fly -- even if you don't have a spare $3.5 million.
Inside the Mind of the Builder
For more info, read our interview with Bob Kleiman, co-founder of Structure Home. Get his take on the new way to build, and how to futurize your home.
• Read the interview with builder Bob Kleiman
• Structure Home website
• VISION House website