The evolution of the green building industry has slowly but surely moved far away from the iconic aesthetic that helped bring it mainstream awareness—thick-walled, straw-bale houses, racks of solar panels propped awkwardly on roof tops, the occasional rainwater barrel—and it has become impossible to recognize...

Carnelian Bay second home combines classic look with fun amenities   When guests unpack their bags and settle in to this Carnelian Bay home—and naturally gravitate to the game room, two piers and plethora of seaworthy toys—it’s tough to pry them away from the lakefront estate. “What’s funny...