Cozy Connect:2 Prefab Wows California

I mentioned the launch of Connect:Homes recently and how the founders of this company hope to reinvent modular prefab with a unique approach.  They took a big first step towards doing that with a prototype home on display at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles last weekend.  The crowds, from everything I’ve heard, deeply enjoyed this warm, contemporary abode and the interior touch of style by Kishani Perera.

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By |June 28th, 2012|Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|8 Comments

Compact Souler House Finished in Maine

Jason Peacock has plans for a solar-powered cluster of compact homes on a plot of land in Wiscasset, northeast of Portland, Maine. The first house is complete — the Souler House — and it’s a 950-square-foot contemporary abode covered with a grid-tied 3.6 kW array. Peacock designed and built the home, and he’s also renting it out on VRBO for anywhere from $700 – $1000 per week, depending on the season.

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By |June 20th, 2012|Modern architecture, Single Family|5 Comments

Old Seattle Home Gets an Energy Upgrade

This is a green home in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle and another energy-efficient renovation by Green Canopy Homes.  The company — which also renovated The Sentinel — is targeting Built Green 3 Star certification with help of comprehensive air sealing, extra foam and rigid insulation, Energy Star windows, a home electricity monitor, heat-pump water heater, Energy Star ductless heat pump, and CFL lighting.

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By |June 14th, 2012|Renovation, Single Family|3 Comments

East Coast Passivhaus with a Green Roof

As of today, the first house designed and built to the Passivhaus standard in Arlington is now on the market.  The million-dollar home — referred to as the Arlington Passivhaus — was built by Southern Exposure Homes, a builder run by brothers Eric and Roger Lin, with an emphasis on airtightness and energy efficiency.  But there’s also a 700-square-foot green roof, contemporary interior finishes, and landscape that reduces stormwater runoff.

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By |June 12th, 2012|Passive House, Single Family|3 Comments

Cozine Creek Has a Cost-Efficient Cottage

This home in McMinnville is a 2011 Northwest Energy Star Home of the Year.  Showcasing an environmentally-considerate approach to the construction of a custom home, Cellar Ridge built the Cozine Creek Cottage for owner Pat Britton with the design by Matthew O. Daby of m.o.daby design. The cozy cottage has 1,287 square feet and was completed for $139 per square foot with a focus on energy efficiency.

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By |June 10th, 2012|Single Family|3 Comments

EarthCraft Platinum Modern in Georgia

Lisa Vail is one of the contributors here at Jetson Green, and I really love her point of view, which you can read here, but she’s also very involved in various renovation projects and most recently her own green home.  It’s a contemporary stunner and a Hansgrohe showcase house.  If you’re in the Atlanta area, the Vail Residence will be on the AIA/Modern Atlanta Home Tour this June 9-10, 2012, but here’s an early preview.

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By |June 3rd, 2012|Modern architecture, Single Family|6 Comments