A bit of "Sesame Street" terminology is in order here: One of these homes is not like the others.
Last week, I toured what may be the greenest house in Huntington Beach, a 2,300-square-foot property that Russell and Susan Kadota have spent the last year converting into an eco-friendly haven.
The Kadotas, who won the city's annual Environmental Award in January for their efforts, tore down most of the structure that once stood on Elizabeth Lane and rebuilt it with fluorescent lights, low-flow plumbing, cork floors, recycled tiles and more.
I don't need to give you the address because, frankly, if you drive down Elizabeth Lane, you'll probably guess the one. The Kadota residence, where Russell and Susan live with their two children and Russell's father, features a V-shaped roof with two inward-facing planes reserved for solar panels.
The panels haven't gone in yet, but just about everything else is done — and the family, after nine months in an apartment and about $420,000 invested, has moved back in.