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Rural Landscape, Modern Sensibility Rural Landscape, Modern Sensibility Online Membership Required

A first-time home designer nails it with an updated farmhouse that includes double-duty spaces, a serious mudroom, and a five-star energy rating

Pointed at the SunOnline Membership Required

An innovative solar-heating system is the foundation of an artist’s small country house, where an equally smart plan accommodates both life and work

Green Appeal, Craftsman Feel
Green Appeal, Craftsman Feel

Testing an attainable approach to green practices, an architect designs his own home for a friendly fit in a historic district

A Crisp, New Ranch Nestled Among the PinesOnline Membership Required

Innovative site work and a thoughtful floor plan preserve views and a stand of mature pine trees

Designed for the Coast

This bold take on a traditional Southern style incorporates modern materials and storm resistance into a new neighborhood home

A High-Performance Spec House
A High-Performance Spec HouseOnline Membership Required

A team approach creates an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly house for a growing market

A House for the End of Cheap OilOnline Membership Required

Healthful, light-filled, and energy-efficient, this home reaches back to its California past and toward a sustainable future

Small House, Built Right

Think $50 per square foot and $50 a month for utilities are unattainable? Government-sponsored research proves otherwise.

Built Wrong from the Start
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Built Wrong from the StartOnline Membership Required

Top 10 blunders that rot your house, waste your money, and make you sick

Living with Only What You Need

A small new house in a historic neighborhood makes the most of its 1100 square feet

Energy Efficient From the Ground Up

One builder's plan yields Vermont's most energy-efficient house

Red HouseOnline Membership Required

In Wyoming, an updated version of an old farmhouse adds up to an affordable home for a young family

Building Affordable Houses

By including his subcontractors in the design process and watching every penny, a Midwestern builder creates attractive starter homes for $45 per sq. ft.

Installing a Geothermal Heating and Cooling SystemOnline Membership Required

Ground-source heat pumps rely on buried water loops to heat and cool efficiently and economically

Fixing a Cold, Drafty House
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Fixing a Cold, Drafty House

Forget about weatherstripping doors and windows. Sealing and insulating the attic are the keys to lower heating bills and a more comfortable house.

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