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Post and beam cottage on a rocky outcropping off Georgian Bay

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Monument Channel Cottage is a wonderful post and beam vacation retreat designed by Core Architects, located in Monument Channel Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. The structural wood and cedar shingle clad home is nestled on a rocky outcropping just above a lake offering large expanses of fenestration to provide the homeowners with unparalleled views. Designed a a four […]

Mid-century inspired home built for entertaining in SoCal

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The Lahaye Residence is a mid-century inspired home designed for family living by Nakhshab Development and Design, sited in Encinitas, San Diego County, California. Newly built for a family of four from Belgium, the single story home was required to have open and spacious entertaining areas and sight lines directed towards desirable views. Comprised of 3,000 square feet […]

LEED Platinum West Coast Style Home on Prospect Lake

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Prospect Lake Custom Home is a stunning West Coast style property designed by Horizon Contracting, located at the edge of Prospect Lake, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The interiors of this fabulous home have been designed with clean, contemporary lines, with wooden flooring and high ceilings with exposed wood beams in the main living spaces. Highlights to […]

Contemporary prefabricated home on Orcas Island by FabCab

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The Orcas Island Home is a contemporary prefab home design with 1,828 square feet of living space by FabCab, located on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, Washington. This two bedroom, two bathroom + den home home showcases major curb appeal with a reverse shed extension over the front door. The architects build eco-friendly […]

Eco-friendly waterfront house in Singapore: Nautical Lines

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Nautical Lines is a nautical themed eco-friendly waterfront house with large expanses of fenestration to maximize the views, designed by Greg Shand Architects, located in Singapore. This modern residence offers a sinuous wave envelope with large overhangs which helps to provide shading from the hot east and west sunshine, opening to both the north and south. Reminiscent of a boat hull, […]

Sustainably designed shipping container home in Costa Rica

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Casa Incubo is a modular home consisting of eight shipping containers two stories high, built as a live/work space by architect Maria Jose Trejos in Escazú, an upscale suburb of San Jose, Costa Rica. Completed in 2013, the 4,305 square foot (400 square meters) property is not only surrounded by an abundance of nature, but it also encircles it with the […]

Distinctive Northwest Harbor House with sustainable elements

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Northwest Harbor House is a contemporary single story raised structure that has been designed by Bates Masi + Architects, located in East Hampton, New York. This stunning single family home is comprised of 1,895 square feet of living space. Straddling freshwater wetlands and a tidal estuary just six feet above sea level, this house’s site demands extraordinary […]

Contemporary design merges with energy efficiency: Skidmore Passivhaus

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Skidmore Passivhaus merges contemporary design with the highest level of energy efficiency, designed by In Situ Architecture, located in an existing neighborhood or post-war houses in Portland, Oregon. From the architect: Comprised of 1,956 square feet of gross living space, the residence provides a true live / work condition. Two separate buildings address the program […]