I welcomed this opportunity in 2013 to design an energy-efficient 6,800 S.F. custom home in Panther Ridge. The Owners are enamored with the Tuscan villas of Italy, and wanted their new home to possess the dignity and solidity that the region inspires. With an eye on budget, I incorporated generous ceilings heights, wall paneling, hardwood coffered ceilings, and an expressive entry. Robust insulation, LED lighting, high-performance window and doors, and high-efficiency zoned climate control systems help drive energy efficiency goals.