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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.

The most amazing ‘off-the-grid’ tiny house in beautiful Ojai, California

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Sol Haus Design is responsible for the creation of this amazing tiny house, the designer’s own personal live/work habitat located in Ojai, California. After spending over two decades on the high-end corporate path, Vina Lustado (designer/owner) decided to focus her career on smaller-scale projects.  Staying true to her values, she completed the design and construction of her […]

Farmhouse style house in Oregon has absolutely delightful design ideas

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This absolutely gorgeous farmhouse style house was designed by Renaissance Homes, located in Wilsonville, a suburb of Portland, Oregon. Offering a bright and airy aesthetic, this 4,311 square foot family home combines the best of modern design, rooted as a contemporary farmhouse.  Boasting four bedrooms and three-and-half bathrooms, you will find trendy details throughout, inviting and […]

Modern net zero home in California is blissfully integrated with nature

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Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects designed this sprawling modern net zero home located on a 3.5-acre property in Woodside, small town in San Mateo County, California. Envisioned as a single continuous, flowing expression, this family estate links architecture, interior design, art and landscape into an integrated whole. Unified around the central living area, views radiate in four directions […]

Idyllic coastal getaway with sustainable features nestled on Orcas Island

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Heliotrope Architects have designed the North Beach Residence, a coastal getaway on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, off the Washington coast. This 2,400-square-foot family retreat is set on a northwesterly oriented beach, facing the Strait of Georgia to provide incredible views. The property includes second-growth Douglas firs, a beech grove and a grassy meadow […]

Off-grid residence designed for book lovers on the Gulf Islands

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Blue Sky Architecture is responsible for the design of this contemporary off-grid residence located on Sidney Island, British Columbia, Canada. Sidney Island can be found at the southern end of the Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. The design was inspired by the sweep of the shoreline and orientation to the sun. This 2,000 […]

Sculptural home boasts sustainable lakefront living in the Upper Midwest

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SALA Architects are responsible for the design of this sculptural home set deeply into the hillside of this 4.3 acres property in the countryside of Stillwater, Minnesota. Encompassing 7,033 square feet with six bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, this architectural masterpiece features charred wood siding (shou sugi ban), cantilevered roof overhangs, and a glass bridge that visually […]