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15 Modern Summer Rentals

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.

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New Beginnings

Uni, an international group of designers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is riding out a self-professed renovation high that never seems to cease.
Modern green home clad in straw-bale with photovoltaic panels
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Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.
A sustainable modular shelter for a Bronx community garden.
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A Gathering Spot and Emergency Resource for New York's Community Gardens

In a community garden in the Bronx, a structure will serve as a shelter for recreation, and as a sustainable power source in an emergency.
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Lucky's Break

With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet, 1,100-square-foot Los Angeles home with just $55,000 and a whole lot of…
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Geothermal Heat Facts and Figures

No matter where you live, you can use the stable temperatures of the earth to condition building spaces. In winter, the ground is warmer than the air, so it can be used to heat a house.
Neutra renovation living
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Neutra For Sale

Following a close call for another Los Angeles showstopper designed by Richard Neutra, the 1955 Kronish House, a Bel Air home by one of the West Coast's most revered mid-century architects hits the…
Modern beach bungalow renovation in Long Island
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Decked Out

It's our humble opinion that summers are best spent reclining on a warm sunny deck with a refreshing beverage in hand and a cool breeze blowing.
Miller House in Columbus, Indiana
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Modern Houses in America's Rust Belt

With stops in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Indiana; and more, we take a closer look at gleaming modern homes in the country's rust belt.

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