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This once-bland courtyard now is a showcase for salvaged and recycled materials. The contemporary dining set rests upon bands of reclaimed granite slabs. Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design used blocks of granite salvaged from a 19th century building in Boston as benches in the courtyard, which won an Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
The informal entrance of the HGTV Green Home 2012 provides a warm welcome and a stylish storage solution. A hand-crafted peg rail provides a handy spot to hang coats, hats and handbags.
A 30 panel photovoltaic system mounted on the roof feeds electricity back to the grid. While the footprint and overall form of the Capitol Hill Residence were shaped by the restrictions of the site, the architectural and mechanical systems at work define the aesthetic. Working closely with a team of engineers, landscape architects, and solar designers we were able to arrive at an elegant, environmentally sustainable home that achieves the needs of the clients, and fits within the context of the site and surrounding community.
Hickory wood cabinetry extends 10 feet to the ceiling in this transitional kitchen. A waterfall island centers the space while a small pantry area, carved between two columns of cabinetry, looks out onto the staircase.
Much of this petite home office, designed by Sett Studio, is made from their signature material called Monotread. Sustainably created out of unutilized wood chips from mills, Monotread is used for the built-in desk, the flooring and the ceiling. Check out the fun ground level window, ideal for providing light as well as privacy.
The unusual split level design allows this open concept home to feel far larger than its 2774 square feet. Low walls create sight lines all across the space and let natural light from the many windows fill the rooms.
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