South Green Homes

New kitchen in the same old space

Green Renovation: Same Footprint, Twice the Space

May 9, 2009 | Decatur, Georgia

Originally a small house on a small hill in the heart of Decatur, Georgia, this home grew to meet its owners' needs in an environmentally friendly way with an EarthCraft-certified addition.

Functional open floor plan

Green Remodel of a Midcentury Kitchen

Apr 17, 2009 | Alexandria, Virginia

After 10 years of working around the shortcomings of this 1950s kitchen, the owners felt it was time to change the room to meet their needs.

yoga studio - south windows at night

LEED-Gold Guest House in the Shenandoah Valley Does a Lot with a Little Space

Mar 9, 2009 | Clarke County, Virginia

Creatively used materials, details, and spaces make this yoga studio and guest house more than equal to the sum of its parts

This thin slip of a building, which sleeps nine people and hosts yoga classes, is actually an ancillary activity space for a main house fewer than 100 feet away.

gh-Tennesse energy retrofit exterior

Typical Home Thrives on Deep Energy Upgrades

Feb 6, 2009 | Harriman, Tennessee

Creating at least as much energy as it consumes, this 1970s ranch on a lake shore in Tennessee resembles most other Middle American homes, which is a good thing. It is proof that you can work with what you have, don’t have to be fancy or complicated, and can accomplish a lot.

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