The Real Deal Miami

McKinney manse shades to green

February 09, 2009 11:23AM

Architect Frank McKinney completed a $29 million mansion in Manalapan, built to secure the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the largest home to earn such credentials from the Washington, D.C., non-profit group. The house, named Acqua Liana, which is Tahitian and Fijian for Water Flower, has seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, and is designed with South Pacific-inspired themes. It covers 15,000 square feet, but green additions will significantly reduce the residence’s carbon footprint to that of a much smaller home, McKinney said.