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10 great green houses

By: Jennifer Chait on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Custom House

Photo: Courtesy John Swain

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Custom House

Designed by Michelle Kaufmann. Kaufmann is well-known for her prebuilt and custom homes — all of which focus on sustainability and ease of use. Kaufmann homes, like the Custom Home seen above, use eco-friendly materials, low-energy lighting design, energy-efficient building systems and other green features. All of this along with unique and beautiful design elements come together to create a simple and sustainable way of life for each homeowner.