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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 […]

Phenomenal desert contemporary showcase home in Nevada

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This luxurious desert contemporary showhome was conceived by design-build firm Blue Heron, located in Seven Hills in the McCullough Mountains of Henderson, Nevada. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) selected this firm to design and build the 2013 New American Home. The design team acted as the architect, interior designer and builder for this three-story, 8,143 […]

California LEED-Platinum home centered on three living pavilions

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This spectacular LEED-Platinum home was designed by Butler Armsden Architects, located on a suburban property in Menlo Park, California. This residence is comprised of 3,542 square feet spread out over three pavilion living spaces. Careful attention was given to the design of the exterior facade, which faces a busy cross street, visible almost a quarter mile on […]

LEED Silver house in Atlanta nestles into its wooded environment

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This modern residence with a LEED Silver rating is home to the principal architects at TaC Studios Architecture, located in Atlanta, Georgia. After years of developing ‘Green’ strategies for their clients, they wished to apply several of these techniques, systems and products into their new home/studio. Not only does the home have its LEED Silver rating, […]

LEED Platinum New Mexico retreat half-buried in desert terrain

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Designed by Overland Partners, this desert retreat is buried into a hillside, with its low profile emphasized by a series of landscaped roofs, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The design of the structure was inspired by the lands history of Anasazi settlers, known for their cliff dwellings. The residence is comprised of 40,000 gross square feet, […]

LEED Gold mountain home fascinates the imagination in Colorado

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Lake Creek Residence is a beautiful contemporary mountain home that was completed in 2011 by Krueger Architecture & Design, located in Edwards, Colorado. The home was positioned on the site in order to take advantage of the rugged mountain views and the meandering river. The interior living spaces have been designed to extend to the outdoor spaces drawing […]

Mid-century inspired home built for entertaining in SoCal

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The Lahaye Residence is a mid-century inspired home designed for family living by Nakhshab Development and Design, sited in Encinitas, San Diego County, California. Newly built for a family of four from Belgium, the single story home was required to have open and spacious entertaining areas and sight lines directed towards desirable views. Comprised of 3,000 square feet […]

LEED Platinum West Coast Style Home on Prospect Lake

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Prospect Lake Custom Home is a stunning West Coast style property designed by Horizon Contracting, located at the edge of Prospect Lake, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The interiors of this fabulous home have been designed with clean, contemporary lines, with wooden flooring and high ceilings with exposed wood beams in the main living spaces. Highlights to […]

Magnificent Chancellor’s Residence in North Carolina by Rufty Homes

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Chancellor’s Residence is a sensational 8,500 square foot mansion built by Rufty Homes, with architectural design by Dean Marvin Malecha, located in North Carolina. The Canyon Creek brick home was designed for $3.5 million for North Carolina State University’s chancellor. This home features the National Association of Home Builders’ 2012 “Room of the Year.”  N.C. State University selected […]