Paradise Found: A Green Home in the Florida Keys

A pair of artists and their daughters live and work in a sturdy, passively cooled beach house in the Florida Keys. This truly is paradise.

Bright yellow shutters form the outermost layer of hurricane protection for the living/dining room. The panels slide to the sides along with the glass doors, opening wide to expose the living room almost completely to the outdoors. 'Sometimes, when a squall comes up, we feel like we're living on a boat,' says Ron.