The most beautiful modern homes today merge eco-intelligence with aesthetic freshness. The owners of this home, Ed and Joanne Ellis, paid a small price of three years of work and anticipation for a home that will last for years, and actually helps reverse damage on the earth. This gorgeous sustainable home on Bainbridge Island, WA, achieves this marriage flawlessly. ...read full post →
If you've been fighting the frigid temperatures of the season by cranking up your heat (and in turn your energy bill), then you should consider boosting your home's insulation, or installing some energy efficient upgrades.
Many people don’t think to increase their home’s energy efficiency before winter hits, or they simply don’t understand the importance of such improvements. Whatever the reason, the benefits of making these changes can be huge—for both your budget and level of comfort at home. ...read full post →
The Sherbanuk House set in a forested landscape of Toronto, Ontario, has reinvented the term "repurpose, refurbish, recycle." Amidst dwellings that nod stylistically at French country style, this modern metal wonder stands out with stark innovation. ...read full post →
You hear "writer's hut" and you think perhaps of Thoreau on Walden Pond—or Tolstoy, in the latter years. But this writer's hut featured on Dwell is anything but antiquated. On a 0.7-square-mile island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, Bruce Porter and his architect daughter Alex Scott Porter built a green and modern haven. ...read full post →
We think home and we think shelter. We think of its barrier from the outdoors as a plus. Yet this residence 100 miles south of Brisbane, Australia shows us the bliss of merging with the outdoors—rather than pushing back against it. ...read full post →