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Contemporary two-story exterior home idea in Boston

Contemporary two-story exterior home idea in Boston
Symmetry, lighting, colour contrast - rodneymac006

Trendy wood exterior home photo in Portland

Karuna Passive House designed by Holst Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand. This high performance home meets the world's most demanding green building certifications. Photo by Jeremy Bittermann.
Different textures outside are nice-white, wood, metal, glass and architecturally nice??? - accelerations_tokars

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Small mountain style one-story wood exterior home photo in Other

Solar panels integrated into the Bothy's pyramid roofs
Small mountain style one-story wood exterior home photo in Other
crazy different but the solar is nice - carriemcinerney

Example of a small trendy black one-story metal flat roof design in Sydney

The covered entry stair leads to the outdoor living space under the flying roof. The building is all steel framed and clad for fire resistance. Sprinklers on the roof can be remotely activated to provide fire protection if needed. Photo; Guy Allenby
interesting roof sloop to rain drain - melkench

Inspiration for a modern three-story wood exterior home remodel in Buckinghamshire

Exterior view of the living room in the first Passive House in Milton Keynes. Designed for Milton Keynes Parks Trust, and completed in summer 2012, Howe Park Passive House is the probably the most airtight building in the UK, achieving 0.07 air changes per hour. This 5 bedroom family home replaced a burnt out derelict house with a house which was truly environmentally sustainable and at the same time aesthetically pleasing. The house was built for Milton Keynes Parks Trust who have rented it to a lucky family. It has been constructed from and clad with sustainable timber, The exterior cladding is Kebony. It has high levels of insulation, high performance triple glazing, exceptional attention to detail and minimal cold bridging. In addition, low VOC paints have been used on the interior to provide a healthy and comfortable home and the building orientation and form have been maximised for solar gain. Innovative details have been used throughout including the foundation detail where the timber sole plate has been eliminated. Ventilation is provided using mechanical ventilation with heat recovery ensuring fresh air to the house, with minimal heat lost, or the windows can be opened if wished. The minimal amount of heat needed is estimated to be below £75 per annum using direct electric heating which is offset by electricity produced from Photovoltaic panels (PV) on the roof taking advantage of the feed in tariff and making the house have almost zero fuel bills! The design also incorporated the following features: PV panels to offset electricity demand for the lighting and ventilation system. Water butt collects rainwater and overflow drains to pond in wood. Materials used for the house where possible have been selected for their environmental credentials such as sustainably sourced timber for the timber frame and cladding. VOC free natural paints & 50% recycled paint to feature wall. Specialist ecological advice was sort to ensure that existing wildlife, fauna and flora was protected and encouraged, the neighboring orchard and meadow are to be revitalized. The kerbs and road gullies to make it safer for newts to cross the road. Reduction in car use encouraged by the provision of a secure cycle store and home office to allow residents to work from home.
NARROW WINDOWS AT HIGHEST POINT DIFFERENT WIDTH BOARDS ON TOP AND BOTTOM - emeliaz

Inspiration for a contemporary exterior home remodel in Portland Maine

The 1,500 sq. ft. GO Home offers two story living with a combined kitchen/living/dining space on the main level and three bedrooms with full bath on the upper level. Amenities include covered entry porch, kitchen pantry, powder room, mud room and laundry closet. LEED Platinum certification; 1st Passive House–certified home in Maine, 12th certified in U.S.; USGBC Residential Project of the Year Award 2011; EcoHome Magazine Design Merit Award, 2011; TreeHugger, Best Passive House of the Year Award 2012 photo by Trent Bell
Love the oversized windows and solar panels! - chissong

Minimalist metal exterior home photo in Seattle

The Port Ludlow Residence is a compact, 2400 SF modern house located on a wooded waterfront property at the north end of the Hood Canal, a long, fjord-like arm of western Puget Sound. The house creates a simple glazed living space that opens up to become a front porch to the beautiful Hood Canal. The east-facing house is sited along a high bank, with a wonderful view of the water. The main living volume is completely glazed, with 12-ft. high glass walls facing the view and large, 8-ft.x8-ft. sliding glass doors that open to a slightly raised wood deck, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor space. During the warm summer months, the living area feels like a large, open porch. Anchoring the north end of the living space is a two-story building volume containing several bedrooms and separate his/her office spaces. The interior finishes are simple and elegant, with IPE wood flooring, zebrawood cabinet doors with mahogany end panels, quartz and limestone countertops, and Douglas Fir trim and doors. Exterior materials are completely maintenance-free: metal siding and aluminum windows and doors. The metal siding has an alternating pattern using two different siding profiles. The house has a number of sustainable or “green” building features, including 2x8 construction (40% greater insulation value); generous glass areas to provide natural lighting and ventilation; large overhangs for sun and rain protection; metal siding (recycled steel) for maximum durability, and a heat pump mechanical system for maximum energy efficiency. Sustainable interior finish materials include wood cabinets, linoleum floors, low-VOC paints, and natural wool carpet.
Side of house where stairs are have windows like that - amandagering

Example of a small mountain style exterior home design in Seattle

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Example of a small mountain style exterior home design in Seattle
I love the idea of a tiny home for a private area to rest, study, or work in. To get away for myself. - melhinda_boo

Inspiration for a small cottage white one-story wood exterior home remodel in Portland with a green roof

This little house is where Jessica and her family have been living for the last several years. It sits on a five-acre property on Sauvie Island. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.
GREAT FLOORPLAN AND TINY HOME CONCEPT - sarah_johnson6286

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Contemporary blue two-story wood exterior home idea in Chicago with a metal roof

The rear view of the house shows the standing seam metal roof set at an optimal angle for the solar thermal panels. Barely visible to the left is the other roof form, set at a lower angle for the PV panels. The overhangs are designed for winter sun penetration and summer shading. http://www.kipnisarch.com Photo Credit: Kipnis Architecture + Planning
I like how the solar panels were incorporated into the roof design - mtaylored

Craftsman wood exterior home idea in Denver

Craftsman wood exterior home idea in Denver
The home has stone and board and batting siding. The gravel drive does go well here. - renee_phillips23

Inspiration for a large modern split-level mixed siding exterior home remodel in Melbourne with a shed roof

Evening. Photo by Emma Cross
Inspiration for a large modern split-level mixed siding exterior home remodel in Melbourne with a shed roof
i like the slope design for the roof and the high large windows and the high windows but the overall design is too modern and not rustic enough for the location I plan to build in - swingnd57

Transitional one-story wood exterior home photo in Providence

WINNER - AIA/BSA Design Award 2012 - 2012 EcoHome Design Award - PRISM 2013 Award This LEED Gold certified vacation residence located in a beautiful ocean community on the New England coast features high performance and creative use of space in a small package. ZED designed the simple, gable-roofed structure and proposed the Passive House standard. The resulting home consumes only one-tenth of the energy for heating compared to a similar new home built only to code requirements. Architecture | ZeroEnergy Design Construction | Aedi Construction Photos | Greg Premru Photography
Passive house with a gable roof - webuser_59921601

Inspiration for a contemporary gray one-story exterior home remodel in San Francisco

Inspiration for a contemporary gray one-story exterior home remodel in San Francisco
RAW CORTEN ROOF CLADDING? - sjhurman

Country concrete floor living room photo in Providence

This vacation residence located in a beautiful ocean community on the New England coast features high performance and creative use of space in a small package. ZED designed the simple, gable-roofed structure and proposed the Passive House standard. The resulting home consumes only one-tenth of the energy for heating compared to a similar new home built only to code requirements. Architecture | ZeroEnergy Design Construction | Aedi Construction Photos | Greg Premru Photography
Door handle fits look of other handles in the house - jennifer_saltouros

Mid-sized trendy white two-story mixed siding exterior home photo in Santa Barbara with a shed roof

Photo: Jim Bartsch Photography
Mid-sized trendy white two-story mixed siding exterior home photo in Santa Barbara with a shed roof
i like window frame (industrial against mix of light (beige??) exterior as well as wood siding - deanna_laraway

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Example of a trendy wood exterior home design in Portland

Karuna Passive House designed by Holst Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand. This high performance home meets the world's most demanding green building certifications. Photo by Jeremy Bittermann.
white and wood small windows on north/colder side - aschang2003

Example of a mid-sized minimalist open concept slate floor and black floor living room design in Sydney with green walls and a wall-mounted tv

The living room pavilion is deliberately separated from the existing building by a central courtyard to create a private outdoor space that is accessed directly from the kitchen allowing solar access to the rear rooms of the original heritage-listed Victorian Regency residence.
Windows wood frame half vaulted window - ferreirainc

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