5 Modern Rural Homes Across America

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July 16, 2013
Away from the tightly packed buildings and light pollution of the city, these rural homes become lanterns at night.
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  The Edgeland House’s living roof blends into its surroundings during the day, but at night its floor-to-ceiling windows light up to create a glowing crevice outside of Austin, Texas. Photo by: Dave Mead    Photo by: Dave Mead

    The Edgeland House’s living roof blends into its surroundings during the day, but at night its floor-to-ceiling windows light up to create a glowing crevice outside of Austin, Texas. 

    Photo by: Dave Mead

     

     

    Photo by: Dave Mead

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   A shotgun house in rural Indiana lights up the valley as light seeps out the windows and illuminates the surrounding foliage.Photo by: Kyoko Hamada  Photo by: Kyoko Hamada

     A shotgun house in rural Indiana lights up the valley as light seeps out the windows and illuminates the surrounding foliage.

    Photo by: Kyoko Hamada

    Photo by: Kyoko Hamada

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  Smooth piles of snow blanket the ground around the Hillsdale Screen House in mountainous New York. The house’s asymmetrical windows cast beautiful patterns at night, in addition to being designed to help the house withstand “occasionally brutal weather.”Photo by: John Muggenborg  Photo by: John MuggenborgCourtesy of: ©2011 John Muggenborg tel:(917)653-5321

    Smooth piles of snow blanket the ground around the Hillsdale Screen House in mountainous New York. The house’s asymmetrical windows cast beautiful patterns at night, in addition to being designed to help the house withstand “occasionally brutal weather.”

    Photo by: John Muggenborg

    Photo by: John Muggenborg

    Courtesy of: ©2011 John Muggenborg tel:(917)653-5321

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  On the side of Utah’s Emigration Canyon, the state’s first LEED for Homes-rated abode shines—both literally and figuratively—among neighboring lodges.Photo by: Dustin Aksland  Photo by: Dustin Aksland

    On the side of Utah’s Emigration Canyon, the state’s first LEED for Homes-rated abode shines—both literally and figuratively—among neighboring lodges.

    Photo by: Dustin Aksland

    Photo by: Dustin Aksland

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  Drawing inspiration from modern techniques and from the “low corrugated-metal outbuildings” that define the rural Texas landscape, architect M.J. Neal designed Farley Studio to be a part of the countryside by day and a gleaming beacon by night.Photo by: Jack Thompson  Photo by: Jack Thompson

    Drawing inspiration from modern techniques and from the “low corrugated-metal outbuildings” that define the rural Texas landscape, architect M.J. Neal designed Farley Studio to be a part of the countryside by day and a gleaming beacon by night.

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

    Photo by: Jack Thompson

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