The main body of the house was pushed four feet below ground to take advantage of year-round thermal properties of the earth. Clerestory glass seen overhead in the kitchen allows additional light to enter the home without contributing excessive heat. Photo by: NuVue Interactive/Lance Gerber.  Photo 5 of 9 in Contemporary Modern in a Mid-Century Mecca

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The main body of the house was pushed four feet below ground to take advantage of year-round thermal properties of the earth. Clerestory glass seen overhead in the kitchen allows additional light to enter the home without contributing excessive heat. Photo by: NuVue Interactive/Lance Gerber.

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