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Impressive four-story home in San Francisco boasts LEED Platinum

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This striking modern four-story home was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture, located in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The design of this home has established LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum status, the highest level that can be achieved. This means the design team has devised innovative solutions that supports […]



Eco-friendly weekend retreat with mesmerizing views over Sonoma Valley

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This modern weekend retreat was designed for a family of four and their extended family by Butler Armsden Architects, located in Sonoma, California. Nestled high up on a hillside, this spectacular residence offers sweeping views over the Sonoma Valley. This area was famously christened the “Valley of the Moon” by renowned American novelist, Jack London. As […]

Rammed earth house hidden in the forested hills of Northern California

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This modern family retreat was constructed of rammed earth, steel and concrete by Feldman Architecture, located in California’s Central Valley. The dwelling is positioned just east of Monterey Bay, nestled amidst the grazing livestock of a thriving 500-acre walnut farm. From the base of a prominent hill, the house opens up to east-facing views of rolling hills […]

LEED Platinum residence gets remarkable transformation in San Francisco

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This LEED Platinum residence was designed for an artist by Andrew Mann Architecture in collaboration with Sherry Williamson Design, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The project included a complete interior and exterior renovation, inspired by the simplicity of New England colonial architecture. The property features clean lines and eco-friendly design features throughout. The scope […]

A Noe Valley townhouse remodel features LEED Platinum certification

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This contemporary townhouse remodel was designed by Feldman Architecture, located in the Noe Valley neighborhood of  San Francisco, California. The project entails the addition of expansive outdoor living areas, along with more private and personalized spaces. Even though the property is the largest on its block, the original structure did not fully maximize the spacious site. The home […]

Sustainable modern home in Florida features streamlined interiors

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This two-story modern property was custom designed for a couple of empty nesters by architecture studio Phil Kean Design Group, located in Orlando, Florida. From its stucco and ledgestone exterior facade, the home has some serious curb appeal—from its flat roof to its varied heights. Further enhancement is a striking double volume, glass wall, where one […]

LEED Gold Florida home encourages indoor/outdoor lifestyle

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This modern dream house was designed by Phil Kean Design Group, located in the community of Bay Point, in Monroe County, Florida. Redesigned to improve the quality of a family’s lifestyle, this stunning residence features 5,581 square feet of living space. This lakefront home centers on indoor-outdoor living and maximizing the serene water views. Designed in 2013, this […]

LEED Gold gambrel house in Massachusetts feels like a retreat

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A family of five comissioned LDa Architecture & Interiors to design a forever house that felt like a vacation home, located on a spacious 1.5-acres property in Newton, Massachusetts. The goal for the architects was to integrate sustainable design features into a traditional family home within an historic neighborhood. The vision came to life, producing luminous interior […]

A modern family retreat in California gets LEED Platinum rating

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This two-story modern family retreat has been given a complete overhaul by JFAK Architects, located in Santa Monica, California. The ultimate in entertaining, the property features a brand new guest home, swimming pool and covered outdoor living spaces. Combined with the original residence on the property, this creates a compound for family living. The new 1,430 square […]

LEED Platinum contemporary ranch house in Northern California

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This two-story contemporary ranch house designed by ORR Design Office is LEED Platinum certified, located the town of Danville, in the San Ramon Valley in Contra Costa County, California. This stunning property was the second home in Contra Costa County to achieve the prestigious “Platinum” green status. LEED means Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, with Platinum being the […]