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Eco Design

Environmental sustainability has always been a unique topic, especially with so many homes and commercial properties aiming to be LEED certified. We delve into some really fun designs that showcase beautiful materials and clever use of sustainable elements culminating into functionality and great architecture that we can all be fascinated with. Have a look at some satisfying environmentally friendly properties that will leave you inspired to want to emulate some of the ideas featured here into your own home design, whether it be a new-build or a renovation project.

Inside a sustainable home with charming beach-chic details in Studio City

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Tim Barber Architects has designed this sustainable home with a beach-chic aesthetic, located in Studio City, a neighborhood in Los Angeles County, California. The architects have previously earned LEED accreditations and were excited about the prospects of creating this LEED-certified traditional house. Creative design strategy packed a lot of house into the 5,083 square feet […]

See this stunning post and beam barn house in coastal New Hampshire

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This post and beam barn house was reimagined by ZeroEnergy Design, located in the charming coastal town of Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. The homeowners desired a comfortable, year-round dwelling with a rustic modern aesthetic, private workspaces, generous ceilings, and low energy consumption. There are three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms in this home. The existing […]

This bright and airy Texas home is focused on sustainable living

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Clark Richardson Architects has designed this spectacular contemporary home for sustainable living, located in Barton Hills, a neighborhood in Austin, Texas. Not only did this dwelling receive a 5 Star Austin Energy Green Build Award but it was also designed with an extensive reflection on what makes a healthy home for this young family. All […]

Before & After: A Bainbridge Island home gets a stunning renovation

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This classic 1960s Northwest-style home underwent an extensive renovation by Miller Hull Partnership, nestled on a beautifully landscaped bluff overlooking Puget Sound, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Encompassing 3,200-square-feet of living space, the original residence consisted of a north and south home that was completely reimagined. The remodel includes an enhancement of the building envelope, self-sufficient […]

This amazing Texas home has modern yet welcoming design details

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This modern home called “cove house” was designed by Cornerstone Architects, located in the Rollingwood neighborhood of Austin, Texas. The dwelling is nestled on a peculiar guitar-shaped property with an extraordinarily limited buildable area. A 4-Story elevator forms a “spine” that distributes rooms vertically to minimize the home’s footprint. Craftsmanship abounds in cantilevered stair treads, […]

Inside a Wyoming mountain house with stunning contemporary accents

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JLF Architects in collaboration with Big-D Signature has designed this contemporary mountain-style house, located in Wilson, an alpine western town at the eastern base of Teton Pass, Wyoming. Invoking heritage materials to honor Wyoming’s pioneering past, chiseled mountain style is invigorated by contemporary accents. Industrial steel windows and a curtain of glass seamlessly connect with the […]

Escape into nature in this serene Wisconsin cabin: MetalLark Tower

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SALA Architects is responsible for the design of this architecturally distinctive cabin that provides breathtaking lake and meadow views in Frederic, Wisconsin. Nestled within 140 acres of former farm fields, the rolling woodland and prairie have been replanted with native prairie grasses. The specific site was selected for its overlook to a small lake, as well as […]

A compact mountain modern home surrounded by woods in Martis Camp

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This compact mountain home was eloquently designed by Ryan Group Architects, nestled on 1.5 acres in the Martis Camp community of Truckee, California. Encompassing just 1,718 square feet of living space, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms for a young family of three. The project team maximized the tight building envelope by minimizing hallways and […]

A San Francisco home inspired by modernist Scandinavian architecture

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Feldman Architecture in collaboration with Commune Design has designed this home inspired by modernist Scandinavian architecture, located in San Francisco, California. Created for a young family, their request was for a home they could grow old in — with interior spaces that are classic, inviting, and layered with commissioned furniture pieces, custom rugs, and vintage […]

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