A Silicon Valley Home Splits Around a Magnificent Blue Oak
This sun-filled residence brings a suburban California site closer to its untamed roots.
This Meditative Home in Silicon Valley Offers Garden Views at Every Turn
The flora comes first at a leafy enclave just minutes from downtown Palo Alto.
A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley
Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.
Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...
A Serene, Sustainable Home in Colorado
Seeking simplicity and open space, a Boulder-area couple settled on a wooded hilltop with views of the mountains and the city.
Two Silicon Valley Vets Master the Smart Home Without Going Full “Jetsons”
A freshly blackened veneer is the face of a San Francisco tract house’s Cloud-based reinvention.
Four Pavilions Balance Privacy and Togetherness in This Silicon Valley Abode
Courtyard House in Menlo Park, California, encourages a family with two teenagers to be independent while staying connected—to...
7 Homes Designed for Sustainable Living
From a shipping container dwelling to architect Steven Holl’s forest retreat, these residences embody the ideal that what’s best...
Top 10 Sustainable Homes of 2020
From a carbon-negative cabin to a prefab farmhouse, these resourceful designs captivated readers this year.
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
An Empty-Nester Couple’s Resort-Like Retreat Overlooks Silicon Valley
For a couple’s forever home, SB Architects draw from resort design to effortlessly blend indoors and out.
Sustainability in Stages
"Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz.
A Net-Zero Building in Silicon Valley Gracefully Encompasses Both Work and Play
636 Waverley’s “ribbon” of concrete defines bright, pleasant spaces while providing weather protection.
A Silicon Valley Retreat Sports a Butterfly Roof and Two Indoor/Outdoor Wings
The aptly named Butterfly House by William Duff Architects puts a spacious courtyard at the center of activity.
A Silicon Valley Eichler Becomes a Cheery Hub Where Dozens Can Gather
“It’s the new French embassy,” jokes architect Mary Maydan, who turned a previously botched Eichler into a home that’s as warm...
Silicon Valley Home Tours
Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.
This Carbon-Negative Cabin Is the Sustainable Home of the Future
Perkins & Will designs a mountaintop Passive House that takes energy efficiency to the next level.
Disappear Into the Woods in This Hudson Valley Home for $1.2M
Bright, airy, and only a few hours away from Manhattan, this modern woodsy house is the last dwelling available at Hudson Woods.
A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...
Out of the Valley Cabin
A perfect destination for visitors to Devon, England who love the environment and seek serene, natural surroundings, as well as...
This Smart Home Sets a Powerful New Standard For Sustainability
The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the...
A Radically Efficient Memphis Home Raises the Bar for Sustainability
Architect Barry Alan Yoakum draws on decades of experience to build what, by one measure, is the first zero-energy, zero-carbon...
A Minimalist Home Is Built Into Steep Terrain in an Austrian Valley
Overlooking views of a picturesque Austrian village, this modern home is built of wood entirely sourced from the homeowner’s...
A Hudson Valley Home’s Renovation Is Guided by Its Best Midcentury Feature
High on the east bank of New York's Hudson River, a special midcentury home receives a stunning renovation inspired by the...
Austin Tackles Homelessness With a Village of Sustainable Tiny Homes
Local architects from McKinney York explain their schemes for two sustainable models designed to give the formerly homeless a...
A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget
Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.
Reclaimed Brick Ties Together a Sustainable Australian Home
TRIAS Studio follows a “less but better” mindset for a couple seeking to downsize to a modest and eco-friendly home.
A Sustainable, Modern Home Frames a Prickly Desert Landscape
Conceived as an extension of the Arizona landscape, this eco-friendly, modern house approaches near net-zero energy consumption.
9 Eco-Friendly Homes With Smart, Sustainable Features
With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home that's not only gentler on the planet, but...
Asking $4.9M, a Sustainable Home in Bend Embraces the Outdoors
Huge windows and energy-efficient elements make this Oregon residence a nature lover’s dream.
A Farmhouse-Inspired Home in the Hudson Valley Taps Into the Power of Prefab
Lake|Flato harnesses prefab design to construct an award-winning weekend retreat in just eight months.
An Abandoned Stable in Spain Is Transformed Into a Sustainable Vacation Home For Rent
This forgotten stable in the Spanish province of Cáceres was converted into a vacation rental that takes full advantage of its...
Exquisite Craftsmanship Breathes New Life Into a “Socially Sustainable” Home
In Melbourne’s Northcote neighborhood, Studio Bright reincarnates a declining Edwardian into a civic-minded family home with...
A Chicory Kiln Becomes a Sustainable Vacation Home With Endless Flexibility
Mobile cabinetry and thoughtful reuse turn a dilapidated industrial structure into a warm and creative home with open-ended...
An Architect’s Home in Sydney Is a Masterful Lesson in Sustainable Design
CplusC Architectural Workshop’s Clinton Cole has equipped his Darlington address with a solar-panel facade, rainwater harvesting,...
Stillwater Dwellings’ Modern Prefab Homes Match Style With Sustainability
This Seattle–based firm specializing in modern prefab homes is committed to sustainability from conception through construction.

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