Greenhouses are designed to make things flourish, and sustainable second homes are no exception — luxurious living thrives in second homes with environmentally sound features. Elegant and efficient, green gets an upgrade in these five eco-minded retreats.
The Estate is a shining example of sustainability. The solar-powered mountaintop perch makes it perfect for harnessing the Napa Valley sun. A Syrah vineyard and natural spring make going off grid an even more refreshing experience. Listing photo: The Estate
This Palm Springs Pacaso gives new meaning to the term “plug and play.” Charge up the electric car battery in one of the three garage bays. And there’s no need to commute to have some fun: Play a match on the backyard tennis court or play a round on the private four-hole putting green. Listing photo: Oasis
The Hollow is a climate-friendly haven near historic Healdsburg. This sprawling Sonoma compound features eco-friendly design and construction throughout, making it the ideal spot to sip a glass of local organic wine in sync with nature. Listing photo: The Hollow
Entertain with an environmental twist in Amber, a luxe Palm Springs Pacaso. The expansive outdoor spaces and rooftop solar panels are perfect for taking advantage of the desert destination’s 350 days of sunshine a year. Listing photo: Amber
This Newport Beach beauty gives back to nature with plenty of high-end eco-friendly amenities. A new roof and electronic shades boost energy efficiency, while an electric car charger supports sustainability on the road. Prospect Listing: 121 E Edgewater Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
Home design tour: A second home in Pebble Beach offers stunning coastline views, inside and out