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Sustainably designed modern farmhouse near the California coast

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A gorgeous modern farmhouse was designed for a retired couple by Gast Architects, located on acres of rolling hills near the coast, just outside of Arroyo Grande, in San Luis Obispo County, California. The new homeowners requested a contemporary style farmhouse that resembles the vernacular architectural buildings of the surrounding vicinity. The 3,277 square foot […]



Striking sustainable smart home perched hillside in Mill Valley

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Designed by Zack|de Vito Architecture + Construction this contemporary sustainable smart home is located hillside on a wooded site in Mill Valley, California. Comprised of 4,012 square feet of living space spread out over three levels, there are a total of five bedroom and four-and-a-half bathrooms. The minimal, elongated facade mimics the axis of the road, while […]

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, […]

Indoor/outdoor connectivity defining sustainable Aussie home

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A sustainable contemporary home with plenty of transparency and light was re-designed by Austin Maynard Architects, located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Comprised of 2,744 square feet (255 square meters) of living space, the clients requested that their home have just the right amount of space for their family. Since the home is surrounded by much larger […]

Shipping containers integrated into dream retreat in the forest

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A dream retreat designed with shipping containers features an eye-catching balance between industrial, rustic and glamorous, located in Union Pier, Michigan. The project was undertaken by Fredman Design Group, showcasing raw, weathered and finished woods with  sleek whites, mixed metals and soft textured elements. The design of this residence is a combination of shipping containers and […]

Modern Michigan retreat features wood and shipping containers

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This modern weekend retreat with a facade of wood and steel shipping containers is located in Union Pier, Michigan, designed by Fredman Design Group. The retreat is the designers own personal home that she shares with her partner. A blending of traditional and industrial elements, the designer felt inspired to get creative. The architect noted […]

Modern concrete and glass dwelling in Santa Barbara

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Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects designed this home for their clients to experience the quintessential California contemporary lifestyle, nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara. Perched over the city, the property offers sweeping panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean, downtown Santa Barbara and the Los Padres mountains. The primary focus of this project was to capture a seamless […]

A sustainable house in Madrid nestled amongst the trees

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A sustainable house nestled amongst oaks, pines and firs, rehabilitated with the help of the homeowner’s neighbor and friend, architect Antonio Guzman, located in Madrid, Spain. Nature has become the essence of the interior of this home, with extensive glazing to capture the outdoor environment. Taking a whole year for the reform, the living spaces […]

Visionary residence in Idaho comprised of rammed earth

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Ward + Blake Architect’s have designed an incredible rammed earth home complete with a green roof, located on a sprawling site in Squirrel, Idaho. Comprised of 5,994 square feet of living space, the architect’s created this home with their patented EarthWall construction system which uses a post-tension steel as the framework to construct the rammed earth walls that […]

Passive solar home in Park City, Utah integrated in the hillside

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One of the most energy efficient homes in the country has been designed and built by architect Chris Price of Park City Design Build, located in Summit Park, Park City, Utah. Named the “Summit Haus”, this modern abode was designed in 2013 as an exploration of design and construction using high performance methods. The architect […]