2021 Portland Modern Home Tour is virtual: See sustainable, energy- and space-saving ideas

Not all home tours have returned to in-person viewing, but seeing smartly designed, energy-efficient houses virtually still allows you to take note of everything that captures your attention. The five dwellings spotlighted in 3D filming for the Portland Modern Home Tour on Saturday, July 24, are exemplars of sustainable building and decor trends.

Two dwellings were created to exacting “passive house” standards, which means they can use 80 to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling, and an 800-square-foot home and 600-square-foot studio show off space-saving techniques.

A Lake Oswego custom house has soundproof hobby rooms reached by a secret door and a slide into the gym and indoor futsal court.

Ticket holders ($40 at mads.media) will follow along as Portland-area architects, designers and homeowners guide them through the livestream event and answer questions on the spot.

“The livestream and audience interaction are one day, but all content

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Blue Heron Unveils Vegas Modern 001, a Visionary Home Designed to Inspire Joy, Wonder, and Emotional Well-Being

Award-winning Las Vegas-based design-led firm debuts revolutionary multisensory experience center, developed to amplify the modern lifestyle

Acclaimed design-led development firm Blue Heron has unveiled Vegas Modern 001 (VM001), the firm’s most ambitious undertaking. Named after Blue Heron’s innovative Vegas Modern™ design philosophy, VM001 is an industry achievement for residential design, expertly curating the way people relate to the experience of “home.” Priced at $28 million, VM001 is the most expensive new-construction listing in the history of Las Vegas.

“Design is a vehicle for communication, and our philosophy is about connecting with people on a deep emotional level,” explained Blue Heron CEO and Founder Tyler Jones. “VM001 is the culmination of our 17 years, pushing boundaries to amplify how our clients live. Our team’s imagination and ingenuity are on display across every inch of this immersive architectural experience.”

Located within the exclusive MacDonald Highlands community in Las Vegas, the 15,000-square-foot-home

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Mid-century modern meets high-end contemporary style in this $4.3M Ann Arbor home

ANN ARBOR, MI – From its mid-century modern design to its high-end contemporary renovations and addition that doubled its size, a home in the Ann Arbor Hills neighborhood offers the best of all worlds, real estate agent Laura Fisher said.

Built by noted Michigan Stadium addition builder Henry deKoning in 1950 as a family home, 2225 Belmont Road has been updated and expanded as a dream home for a pair of former University of Michigan athletes and their family.

Listed at $4.3 million, the home at 2225 Belmont is MLive’s House of the Week.

“It’s true mid-century architecture where you’ve got a lot of windows, floor to ceiling,” said Fisher, the co-listing agent with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. “You get the contemporary amenities of the home gym, the spa, the sauna and media room, which you don’t find with the traditional mid-century home.”

The five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home offers 7,310

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Mountain Modern Home Design Trend Spotlights JLF Architects for Bringing Contemporary Style to Rustic and Reclaimed Materials

Incorporating a soothing water feature, this JLF Architects-designed Mountain Modern legacy home combines industrial steel and glass with rustic timber and stone craftsmanship (photo by Audrey Hall).

We believe that the most sustainable thing we can do as architects and builders is to construct houses that last a century or more.

With its wide open spaces and restorative connection to nature, the Rocky Mountain West’s appeal is growing with city dwellers interested in staking their claim on the stunning landscape in what one Aspen realtor has called “the great urban exodus.” That influx of interest has turned national design attention to a style known as Mountain Modern – and to top practitioners JLF Architects. While the Bozeman, Montana-based firm resists being pigeon-holed, JLF is an acknowledged pioneer – with over 40 years of experience – of the art

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