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    EHDA Merit Award: Hacienda Ja Ja

    The compact footprint of this LEED-Platinum Texas home preserves existing live oak trees and promotes passive design.

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    EHDA Grand Award: Phantom Canyon Ranch

    Nestled inside Colorado's Phantom Canyon Ranch Preserve, the LEED-Gold home offers unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Living in Nature

    Architect John Carney designed his 950-square-foot home as a guest house on a wooded Wilson, Wyo., property, and he and his wife are living there while he works on schematic design for an eventual main residence.

  • When the walls are raised, the house feels more like an open-air pavilion--with direct sightlines to the water.

    Beach Houses That Balance Style and Durability

    Living next to the ocean means building durable structures to resist storms, pervasive humidity, and corrosive salt air, and the best of these efforts also maintain a graceful stance that’s respectful of their delicate sites. The designs seen here achieve that tricky balance and more.

  • Modern Farmhouse by Barnes Vanze Architects

    For this new house in rural Virginia, architect Stephen J. Vanze looked to nearby agrarian structures and the bucolic hillside site for design inspiration. The result is a luxurious custom home perched above the Shenandoah Valley that mimics building forms inherent to the region, while its casual...

  • The design was inspired by a geometric series of interlocking polygons.

    Pittman Dowell Residence

    La Crescenta, Calif. / Michael Maltzan Architecture

  • The house's two pavilions are linked by a glass entrance.

    Record House Revisited

    Owings Mill, Md. / David Jameson Architect

  • The owner requested a compact building footprint to maximize the outdoor space.

    2012 AIA Housing Awards

    The 12th annual AIA Housing Awards will be presented to 10 deserving projects later this week on the floor of the AIA National Convention in Washington, D.C.

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    Desert Panorama House, La Quinta, Calif.

    A new home in California's Coachella Valley offers a true indoor/outdoor experience.

  • Nightingale 1 ResidenceArchitect: Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a)Location: Beverly Hills, California

    Oberfeld Residence, Los Angeles

    A custom builder's own home slips seamlessly into a difficult site.

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