Don't Let Its Rustic Charm Fool You, This Net-Zero Home Plays for Team Modern

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An energy-efficient home mines inspiration from a gold rush town in the California foothills.

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, and Cabin Building Type. A Seattle family tasked Atmosphere Design Build with creating a sustainable dwelling in Nevada City, California, the matriarch's hometown and a historic mining community. The firm's material-driven approach channels the pioneer spirit of the gold rush, without compromising comfort or high-efficiency standards. Photo  of Don't Let Its Rustic Charm Fool You, This Net-Zero Home Plays for Team ModernView Photos

A Seattle family tasked Atmosphere Design Build with creating a sustainable dwelling in Nevada City, California, the matriarch's hometown and a historic mining community. The firm's material-driven approach channels the pioneer spirit of the gold rush, without compromising comfort or high-efficiency standards.

Modern home with Exterior, Cabin Building Type, and Gable RoofLine. Covered terraces take advantage of the temperate Northern California climate and respect the local vernacular. A rear sleeping porch is the perfect place to enjoy warm summer and fall nights. Photo  of Don't Let Its Rustic Charm Fool You, This Net-Zero Home Plays for Team ModernView Photos

Covered terraces take advantage of the temperate Northern California climate and respect the local vernacular. A rear sleeping porch is the perfect place to enjoy warm summer and fall nights.

Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. Rural and urban sensibilities mix indoors. The double-height living room nods to the loft-like spaces the family was accustomed to in Seattle; rough-hewn wood boards appeal to their "wabi sabi" taste in design. Photo  of Don't Let Its Rustic Charm Fool You, This Net-Zero Home Plays for Team ModernView Photos

Rural and urban sensibilities mix indoors. The double-height living room nods to the loft-like spaces the family was accustomed to in Seattle; rough-hewn wood boards appeal to their "wabi sabi" taste in design.

Modern home with Staircase, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. A cozy reading nook fits underneath the stairs, saving floor space in the 1690-square-foot home. Photo  of Don't Let Its Rustic Charm Fool You, This Net-Zero Home Plays for Team ModernView Photos

A cozy reading nook fits underneath the stairs, saving floor space in the 1690-square-foot home.

Modern home with Kitchen, Concrete Floor, Pendant Lighting, Wood Counter, and Range Hood. Although it mimics the appearance of rickety mining shanties, the home is airtight. Triple-glazed windows and highly insulated walls contribute to its overall net-zero status. Photo  of Don't Let Its Rustic Charm Fool You, This Net-Zero Home Plays for Team ModernView Photos

Although it mimics the appearance of rickety mining shanties, the home is airtight. Triple-glazed windows and highly insulated walls contribute to its overall net-zero status.

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Cabin Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Stucco Siding Material, and Wood Siding Material. Most impressive of all, a solar array on the roof empowers the residents to produce more energy than they consume on-site. Photo  of Don't Let Its Rustic Charm Fool You, This Net-Zero Home Plays for Team ModernView Photos

Most impressive of all, a solar array on the roof empowers the residents to produce more energy than they consume on-site.