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Mountain modern lake house nested in the Great Smoky Mountains

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This mountain modern lake house was designed by Samsel Architects, located in Bryson City, a small town in North Carolina, which is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This impressive home has achieved LEED Gold status, designed to integrate harmoniously with its surrounding Appalachian mountain setting. The understated exterior and carefully selected palette […]

LEED-Certified home features brilliant modern details in Connecticut

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This LEED-Certified modern home was designed by Amanda Martocchio Architecture, located in Greenwich a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The project entails a complete refurbishment of a 1960’s home, where the original foundation was preserved as much as possible. The design team created an addition to the residence, increasing the square footage, along with reconfiguring […]

Rustic Meets Contemporary: Hillside Home in the Rocky Mountains

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Granite outcrops, steep slopes and spectacular views defines this contemporary family home designed by Renée Del Gaudio Architecture. The dwelling is located on the beautiful alpine hillside of Sunshine Canyon, just west of Boulder, Colorado. Two linear volumes are stacked and crossed, reaching out to mountain views to the south, and city lights to the east. […]

Light-flooded contemporary retreat nestled hillside in Maryland

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This private contemporary retreat was designed by Ziger/Snead Architects alongside interior design firm Jenkins Baer Associates, located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Pikesville, Maryland. Highlights of this three bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home includes a spacious, open plan layout, plenty of natural light and unobstructed views and access to the backyard. The home is nestled into the hillside […]

Off the grid: A compact passive house design in Maine

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Designed by Go Logic, this two-story passive house design features a 1,500 square foot bright and airy floor plan, with 238 square feet of covered deck, located in Belfast, Maine. There is a combined kitchen/living/dining space on the first level and three bedrooms with one full bath on the second level (floor plans below). Amenities […]

Eco-friendly ranch home designed to maximize Rocky Mountain views

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This eco-friendly mountain dwelling was designed by Krueger Architecture in collaboration with builders RA Nelson Construction, located in Lake Creek, Colorado. The home was sited on the property to take advantage of the rugged mountain views and the meandering river. The interior living spaces have been designed to extend to the outdoor spaces drawing nature in, as well […]

Beautiful modern dwelling designed for sustainable living in Minneapolis

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This LEED-certified, modern family residence was designed by SALA Architects, located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nestled on a 42-foot by 128-foot urban lot, this 2,250 square foot dwelling features three bedrooms and a detached garage. The project was constructed with sustainability at the forefront, focusing on the green building criteria as outlined by the […]

Stunning mid-century modern home renovation in Berkeley Hills

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This decaying mid-century modern home in Berkeley Hills, California home was remodeled and restored by San Francisco-based architects YamaMar Design. Built in the 1960s of redwood siding and concrete block, the home was weathered and rotting, with a black, decayed pond in the courtyard. It was dark and dingy and falling apart. The homeowner, Derek Holley, […]

Luminous oceanfront home in Rhode Island boasts energy-efficient design

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This fabulous oceanfront home offers a casual, laid-back atmosphere and energy-efficient design, the work of George Penniman Architects, located in Weekapaug, Rhode Island. The home was designed to replace a worn-out beach house that had previously resided on the property. The architects were careful to design the architecture to match the rhythm of the line of homes […]