Eco-Friendly Homes

From front door to back staircase, kick start your green initiative with these beautiful eco-inspirational homes.

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Eco-savvy Design Ideas

Celebrate Earth Day by following our tips for conserving your home’s energy and helping to reduce its footprint.


Sea Ranch residential community and lodge

The Story of Sea Ranch

It began with four young architects sitting atop 100-foot cliffs that plunge into the Pacific. They dreamt of creating a new model for coastal development. That was in 1965. What happened next was monumental.


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8 Design Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

Building or remodeling? Become a better steward of nature with these innovative ideas.


“The existing house was four nailed-together shacks,” Alan recalls. “One was a Nantucket barber shop that otherwise would have been torn down; another had been a gas station. They were uninsulated, with different rooflines, and in pretty bad shape.”

Sustainable Design Ideas

This newly built off-the-grid cottage combines the charm of old Nantucket with state-of-the-art sustainable design.


Second-hand Style

Contemporary Beach Style

Instead of tearing down their decrepit 1950s house and starting from scratch, a California couple recycled its materials to build a new one.


Inside Out

Beacon of History

Inspired by a local lighthouse destroyed by a hurricane in the 1800s, architect Steve Herlong created an eco-savvy home for his family on Sullivan’s Island


Scenic Escape

Light on the Land

With its humble footprint and restrained use of local materials, this 1,400-square-foot house in Northern California makes a dramatic impression


Hidden Talents

Unseen Green

Near the South Carolina shore, one couple built an eco-friendly home with the traditional look they love.


Long-lasting Design

Simply Sustainable

The right materials made all the difference in an out-of-the-way island home.


Modern Mission

A Bold Move

An Evanston couple took a chance on an architect, a style, and the other side of the lake when they built a second home in Wisconsin.


Noticeably Green

Green? Just do it

Architect Tinker Hatfield rewrites the book on beach house design.


True Hues

Clean Living

Take a look inside this healthy house to see how it protects homeowners and the environment.Take a look inside this healthy house to see how it protects homeowners and the environment.

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