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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 […]

Compact mountain home in Montana boasts sustainable features

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This compact mountain home features clean lines with added warmth, designed by CTA Architects Engineers along with Hunter and Company Interior Design. Located in Whitefish, Montana, it was important for the dwelling to meld into its sloped site. The forested property offers enviable views of Whitefish Lake and a ski mountain. The design of the architecture therefore needed to […]

A stylish and eco-friendly penthouse apartment in NoLIta

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We spotted this swanky New York City penthouse apartment on Architectural Digest, a diamond in the rough by interiors firm Huniford Design Studio. The home is ideally located in NoLIta “North of Little Italy”, a chic neighborhood in the heart of Manhattan. The homeowner sought to have a family friendly home that is also environmentally responsible in design. The […]

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 […]

A Stunning European style cottage in Chicago’s North Shore

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Burns and Beyerl Architects designed this beautiful European style cottage for a family, located on a sprawling two acres in Chicago’s North Shore. This residence is home to five children who are all under the age of ten. With this in mind, the program requirements were very strict. The floorplan needed to be open and spacious, with […]