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Breathtaking lake house with sustainable features nestled on Lake Keowee

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This gorgeous lake house was designed with sustainable features by Johnston Design Group in collaboration with Linda McDougald Design, located in Keowee Springs, South Carolina. Thoughtfully positioned amongst old growth trees, this residence showcases spectacular views of Lake Keowee at every turn. Material selection and planning of this home was inspired by the English Arts […]

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A Net Zero farmhouse rooted in the exquisite Vermont countryside

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This Net Zero farmhouse was designed by Joan Heaton Architects in collaboration with Silver Maple Construction, located in Cornwall, Vermont. Designed to be fully accessible, this three-story farmhouse offers four bedrooms and four and one-half bathrooms. The house and garage are simple gable forms; an entry porch and screened-in porch with shed roofs anchor the house […]

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Energy-efficient home perched on a bluff over Lake Champlain, Vermont

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This brand new, energy-efficient home was designed by Battle Associates Architects, located on beautiful Lake Champlain, Vermont. Perched on a bluff, the property features spectacular views to the Adirondack Mountains. A celebration of timber construction, this modernized version of a Victorian-era stick style-inspired home features a copper clad chimney and copper roof. All the living spaces are anchored by […]

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Modern home in the woods built using shipping containers in Michigan

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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 that […]

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Net-zero energy vacation cottage in Michigan with light-filled interiors

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This fascinating net-zero energy vacation cottage was designed by award-winning architectural studio Morgante Wilson Architects, located in Harbert, Michigan. The architects designed this passive house with maintenance free hardie panel siding. Upon entry in this dwelling, you will notice a beautiful interior layout that seems to effortlessly flow from one space to the next. Soaring ceilings and tall windows […]

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Sustainable home reflects a minimalist lifestyle in Texas Hill Country

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This newly constructed sustainable home was designed by Geschke Group Architecture in collaboration with Laura Burton Interiors located in Dripping Springs, Texas. The homeowners have a keen appreciation for quality, their design needed to reflect a minimalist lifestyle and a clean-lined aesthetic. The vision for their home was an open concept layout, boasting soaring ceilings and expansive windows […]

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Off-the-grid guest house beckons on the Santa Barbara coast

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This minimalist, modern guest house was designed by Anacapa Architecture in collaboration with Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. The home is nestled into an isolated hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just north of Santa Barbara. The homeowner’s objective was to preserve and protect the natural environment of their property. To do so required that the home fit discretely […]

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Energy-efficient beach house offers relaxed living on Florida’s Gulf Coast

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This spectacular beach house was designed by HausDesign Studio in collaboration with Lisa Teague Design Studios, located along the white sandy beaches of Longboat Key, Florida. Positioned on the north end of the key, this residence sits directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Encompassing 3,000 square feet of living space, this energy-efficient beach house was constructed […]

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Sustainable forest retreat in Washington with light-filled interiors

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In the foothills above Snoqualmie is a beautiful house built for two mountain guides not far from their work in North Bend, Washington. The 2,100 square foot, three bedroom residence has been designed by Johnston Architects and built by Tall Tree Construction, accommodating both professional and practical demands, but also fulfilling a deep desire to do what […]

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