Located on a hundred-acre farm in Port Hope, Ontario, this Canadian home was designed by Teeple Architects. The contemporary design makes use of a variety of materials including charcoal zinc, wood, glass, and concrete. A complement to the ground source heating, many of these components provide natural insulation for the spacious rooms. Additionally, the floor-to-ceiling windows, courtyards, and clerestories bring natural lighting into the space, making it as energy-efficient as possible while connecting the residence to the outdoors.

Photography by Scott Norsworthy

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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