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With a picturesque view of Lake Michigan, this shore-front home designed by roomTEN design is an perfect example of a sustainable-minded collaboration between designer and client. Tai Kojro-Badziak, founder and principal of the Chicago-based architecture and interior design firm roomTEN design, took design inspiration in part from the clients' nostalgia for the summer bungalow vacations of their childhood, and also from the stunning setting; which led him to connect every room to the outdoors. This dream home has large-scale efficient systems including on-demand water heating, radiant flooring and grey water recycling, but also shines in the details with sustainable furnishings, wood flooring, recycled stone flooring and low-VOC finishes.

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