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HGTV Green Home 2008: The Best Indoor and Outdoor Photos

Take a photographic tour and see where it all began with this gallery highlighting interior and exterior spaces from HGTV's very first Green Home, located near Hilton Head, S.C.

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2008 Green Home Exterior

"Golden hour" sunlight casts long shadows and bathes the Green Home in a rich afternoon glow. This environmentally innovative home features heating and cooling systems designed to mitigate energy consumption, advanced water heating and distribution, highly energy-efficient windows and doors and photovoltaic solar collectors that provide for a portion of the home's energy needs.

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Front Porch and Landscaping

A welcoming front porch, rainwater-pervious front walk and driveway, hybrid vehicle in the drive and sustainable landscape design all contribute to a worthy first impression at HGTV's 2008 Green Home.

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Foyer and Powder Room

Guests entering HGTV's Green Home via the foyer immediately encounter both the luxury and sustainable design that are among the home's hallmarks.

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Sunlit Living Room and Screened Porch

For the main living area, interior designer Linda Woodrum combined eco-friendly materials, earth tones and an open design that makes the most of the panoramic outdoor views.

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