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Fascinating rammed earth home piercing the deserts of Arizona

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This spectacular modern rammed earth home was designed against a mountainous backdrop by Kendle Design Collaborative, located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The 4,700 square foot residence was constructed with humble materials of earth, wood, stone and glass. A modest yet sophisticated material palette was selected to create warm, contemplative living spaces that connects with the natural desert […]



Semi-detached dwelling in Sydney with sustainable features

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This modern sustainable home was designed by architectural studio Day Bukh Architects, located in Randwick, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The design team was tasked with creating an addition to this dark, Federation style semi-detached dwelling. The backyard was closed off from the home, which failed to create an indoor-outdoor connection. By adding […]

Modern retreat in Vermont inspired by a meadow landscape

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This modern retreat is a sustainable home design commissioned by architectural studio Smith & Vansant Architects, located in Vermont. The residence is nestled on an expansive meadow landscape, surrounded by grasses and a forest of mature trees. The exterior facade of the home is a beautiful display of modern, clean lines. It is constructed with a […]

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 […]

Warm and inviting contemporary refuge overlooking Lake Michigan

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Designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects, this warm and inviting contemporary lake house in Chicago features unobstructed views of Lake Michigan. The 4,600 square foot residence takes its form from its site: “the base of the residence is rendered as a solid mass, forming a plinth that grounds the house on its prominent corner location,” states the […]

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 […]

Off-the-grid English home nestled on a secluded lagoon

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Designed by Platform 5 Architects, this unique home is nestled on a secluded lagoon in the heart of the Norfolk Broads in Wroxham, a village in England. The exterior facade presents a more contemporary design from the neighboring properties, yet respects the tranquility of its natural setting. The residence features water on three sides, while a series of […]