8 Design Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

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

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Rooftop terrace
Photographer Tria Giovan

Eco-chic Idea #6

Design for a small footprint. A grid of small holes, rather than an invasive crater for a foundation, was dug for pilings that support the house’s small but tall design. These homeowners added the steel-and-cedar railing to the rooftop terrace that rises above even the tallest trees.

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