Collection by Kelsey Keith

Surprisingly Sustainable Modern Homes

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Here at Dwell, we love a good form, but only in tandem with function. These ultra-green, sustainable homes prove that a light footprint is possible no matter what the architectural style—the most modern approach of all.

This quaint cabin is located on Ragged Island, 20 miles off the coast of Maine. Photo by: Eirik Johnson
The traditional massing masks a super-performing house, built to last for centuries. Photo by: Eric Hausman Photography
The house clearly displays its Sea Ranch–style touches.
While the proportions of the old brownstone’s facade remain congruous with others on its street, the stone has been…
“Things that have the virtue of being simple have become some of the most complicated forms of construction,” Cobb says.
The Casa Cuatro sits above a 180-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The locally quarried stone makes the…
Doors and triple-glazed casement windows from Loewen work hard to form a tight thermal envelope.
With the roof angled at 43 degrees, the architects lined the southern slant of the house with solar panels to collect…
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