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A butterfly roof shelters this modernist LEED Platinum home in Georgia

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Robert M. Cain, Architect has developed this LEED Platinum home with a butterfly roof located on a 1/3-acre infill site in Decatur, Georgia. Spread out over two levels, this 2,800 square foot dwelling features three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The living room, dining, kitchen, and guest bedrooms are sheltered by a unique butterfly roof structured with […]

A modern farmhouse with a contemporary minimalist interior in Canada

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This contemporary home was designed by Narratif and built by Chatsworth Fine Homes, located on a beautiful property overlooking a ravine in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Clean lines and an off-white palette evokes a contemporary minimalist interior in this beautiful modern farmhouse design. Neutral colors are used extensively, contrasted by natural woodgrains of paneling and barn doors, and […]

This fabulous off-grid tiny home on wheels can be taken anywhere

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Designed by Malia Schultheis and built by Oregon-based Tru Form Tiny, this custom off-grid tiny home is clad with open, clear cedar siding and a rain screen. Each board is carefully gapped and secured with stainless steel screws. The corners are detailed with an alternating pattern. The doors are wood. This particular tiny home is custom […]

Striking urban oasis in Austin designed to encourage indoor-outdoor living

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A Parallel Architecture has created this urban oasis designed around an expansive central courtyard, located in the heart of Austin, Texas. Outdoor living spaces are arranged under a canopy of mature growth oak and pecan trees to shade from the hot summer sun. This dwelling’s roof canopy and deep overhangs were configured to maximize solar orientation and prevailing […]

LEED Gold home blends harmoniously in Appalachian mountain setting

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Samsel Architects is responsible for the design of this magnificent mountain modern lake house nestled in the mountains of Swain County, North Carolina. This LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified home integrates harmoniously with the surrounding Appalachian mountain setting. Boasting an understated exterior combined with a carefully selected material palette, this dwelling […]

Net-zero energy home with industrial-chic details in Northern California

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This net-zero energy home with clean and contemporary details was designed for a family of four by Atmosphere Design Build, located in Nevada City, California. With handcrafted details found throughout this home’s 1,600 square feet, the family was thoroughly committed to keeping the carbon footprint small. For the design of this two-bedroom, two bath dwelling, inspiration […]

Rustic lake house escape with Asian influences in the Adirondacks

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This rustic lake house escape was designed by Phinney Design Group, nestled on the west side of Lake George in Hague, New York. This design reimagines the footprint of an existing seasonal one story camp with influences from both Japanese and regional Adirondack styles.  Sensitive to fluctuations in use by season and as the young family of […]

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 […]