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A Lofty Ideal: Creating a Stylish, Eco-Friendly Home

Contemporary design combines with old-fashioned comfort to create an eco-friendly home that's all about family.

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The Lomont family living room
David Prince
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Nature Inspired

Michael, a senior architect with Stelle Architects in Bridgehampton, New York, designed the two-story structure to be in harmony with the surrounding landscape of fields, farmhouses, and barns, working on plans for hours every night after the kids were in bed. Set on a wooded lot to maximize southern light, the house gets cooling shade in summer and lots of sunshine in winter. Concrete floors hold the warmth well into the evening and a wall of windows and sliding glass doors channel lots of light into the living area.

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