1. This New York kitchen was added to many ideabooks for its unique mix of texture and color. Matte gray cabinetry, industrial light fixtures, maple work surfaces, and a steel and exposed wood drop-down table all play into a natural color palette, while classic Kartell Mademoiselle Chairs add a
comfortable 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath retreat with vast beautiful agrarian views. And the house consumes less than 420 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month on average, a number that could go down to zero if the family opts for solar panels in the future.
Houzz at a Glance
Size: 1,200 square feet; 2 bedrooms plus a sleeping loft, 2 baths plus separate tub room
That's interesting: The home consumes one-tenth of the energy for heating compared to a similar new home built to code requirements