A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin

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August 31, 2011
Originally published in Made in the USA
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  Anne Suttles waters the bamboo muhly, palo verde, strawberry tree, and magic carpet thyme thriving in their Austin yard.

    Anne Suttles waters the bamboo muhly, palo verde, strawberry tree, and magic carpet thyme thriving in their Austin yard.

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  Suttles and Shah readied the house for photovoltaic panels, a solar waterheating system for the pool, and a rainwater collection setup.

    Suttles and Shah readied the house for photovoltaic panels, a solar waterheating system for the pool, and a rainwater collection setup.

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  In the corners of the kitchen and living room, narrow screened doors let the southeast breezes flow through the home and allow the remaining glass windows to stay fixed and clear.

    In the corners of the kitchen and living room, narrow screened doors let the southeast breezes flow through the home and allow the remaining glass windows to stay fixed and clear.

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  The dining table in the Suttles and Shah residence made from two old Mexican doors.

    The dining table in the Suttles and Shah residence made from two old Mexican doors.

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  A resalvaged 7-Up sign that is now on the door of the TV room of the Suttles and Shah house.

    A resalvaged 7-Up sign that is now on the door of the TV room of the Suttles and Shah house.

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  The wood floor of the Suttles and Shah residence reclaimed from a barn in Missouri.

    The wood floor of the Suttles and Shah residence reclaimed from a barn in Missouri.

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  A vintage "Leaded Pennant Gas" sign in the Suttles and Shah residence.

    A vintage "Leaded Pennant Gas" sign in the Suttles and Shah residence.

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