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Luminous eco-friendly home in South Africa of glass and steel

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The light-filled unique and eco-friendly home was designed by Nico van der Meulen Architects, located in Inanda, a township in eastern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. “Forest Road Home” is a glass and steel dwelling showcasing views of the Sandton skyline to the north. The approach to this magnificent property catches its first glimpse with a cantilevered […]



Livable modern home in Washington with expansive prairie views

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Coates Design Architects was tasked with building a livable modern home that is budget-minded and respects its rural environment in Yelm, Washington. The neighborhood surrounding this property is comprised of traditional, country-style homes. The architects designed this residence with a contemporary take on a country home: using a combination of simple, cost-effective methods to create a warm […]

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 […]