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Inside, walls are kept almost bare, allowing the different materials and textures of the interior elements to shine. Reclaimed wood is featured on the built-ins and for the fireplace, and blackened steel is used for the stairs. The fireplace surround is slate and poured concrete was used for the kitchen floors and counter. The furniture and was custom-designed and the storage systems built in to maximize space.

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Davis, a committed environmentalist, wanted the house to have a light environmental impact while still feeling spacious and modern.

The house was built on the foundations of an old house that was on the site and features a geothermal heating and cooling system and soy foam insulation to further reduce impact. Outside, landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz used only native plants for the two-acre site and created an old-fashioned wall from stone found on the property.

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Via Arch Daily