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The back, however, is a different story. The shape of the roof eave is designed to allow winter sun into the house while cutting out the hot summer sun. Photo by: James Knowler Read more: http://www.dwell.com/slideshows/party-in-the-back.html?slide=3=y=true#ixzz272iUJWX7

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Dreamy private beach cottage in New Zealand is the ultimate romantic escape

This glass-and-stone holiday home situated in a private bay frames stunning sea views with an expanse of windows that appears to perch above the cove.

Architect Nobuo Araki and his Tokyo-based studio The Archetype designed this small one-storey house for a couple and their daughter.

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Design Tour: The Best of HGTV Dream Homes, HGTV Green Homes and HGTV Urban Oases

Green Home 2011 in Denver The architecture of this eco-friendly home is inspired by the Prairie School style espoused by early 20th-century architects like Frank Lloyd Wright. Flat roofs, wide overhanging eaves, locally sourced mater… more

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