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Architect Will Winkelman and landscape architect Todd Richardson collaborated with a client, JT Bullitt, to design a house that blends into its surroundings in Steuben, Maine. The green roof gives the impression that “the ground just jumped onto the roof,” Richardson says.

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Maine living room

The living room is furnished with a Tolomeo Mega floor lamp by Artemide, a Milo Baughman Recliner 74, a Morsø 7648 wood stove, and a Hampton rug by Capel Rugs.

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Originally appeared in Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
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modern ipe wood deck landscaping

Thanks to an earth-moving renovation, a hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges becomes a place for play and repose.

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Originally appeared in How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground
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modern courtyard ipe wood slats concrete pavers
An outdoor shower in the lower courtyard includes most of the materials that define the project, including Cor-Ten steel posts, horizontal ipe slats and decking, a custom seat and towel shelf set into a natural boulder, and concrete pavers. The yard includes many elements built for play, like a water feature embedded in a concrete wall that is fed by runoff rainwater collected from the breezeway roof.
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Originally appeared in How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground
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white house facade

Taking its cues from local barns and silos and the rolling Wisconsin terrain, the Field House is a kind of modern observatory for watching winter turn to spring and the great vault of the heavens.

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Originally appeared in An Architect References Local Architecture to Build a Modern Home
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Modern house in Ellington, Wisconsin

Inside, the resident has amassed a collection of classic design pieces. A silo ladder in the study leads to the roof deck. Both desk lamps are Tizios by Richard Sapper for Artemide; the pendant is a Zettle’z by Ingo Maurer; and the Kalos armchair and Solo desk chair are by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia.

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sparano moon exterior

This house in rural Utah glows like a lantern against a backdrop of scrubby oaks, faux colonials, and “wannabe lodges” with more square footage but less eco-cred. The home’s northwest facade, facing the canyon and a 200-acre camp for individuals with disabilities, is glazed with sliding glass doors that open to merge indoors and out.

Originally appeared in 10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes
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In warm weather, the family slides open the doors to draw in cool canyon breezes.
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Originally appeared in The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah
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Outdoor view of modern farmhouse with metal roof

Thanks to Matthew Hufft, their envelope-pushing architect and longtime friend, Hannah and Paul Catlett have a new home in southwestern Missouri that’s a fresh, unconventional take on the traditional farmhouse.

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Originally appeared in Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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Modern master bedroom hallway with floor-to-ceiling windows
The hallway leading to the master bedroom is lined with an assortment of framed photos of family and friends and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the verdant James River Valley.
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Originally appeared in Modern Take on a Traditional Farmhouse in Missouri
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maine attraction green roof facade

Architect Will Winkelman and landscape architect Todd Richardson collaborated with a client, JT Bullitt, to design a house that blends into its surroundings in Steuben, Maine. The green roof gives the impression that “the ground just jumped onto the roof,” Richardson says.

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