Gallery: Low-Maintenance, Low-Energy Modern House Makes the Most of a P...

This modern house in Point Loma, San Diego is all about low-maintenance living. A sturdy steel frame bears all the load, while a durable panel facade system will retain its original luster for many years to come. Thanks to its energy-efficient and passive solar design, this 3 bedroom home on an infill lot doesn't need much energy. A rooftop solar system that provides most of the home's energy, so it is almost net zero. The entire compound was designed by Macy Architecture to have as small an impact as possible and they also included fruit trees, native landscaping, rainwater harvesting and eco-friendly materials.

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