Modern Homestead: A Self-Sufficient California Dream Home

Luxurious and self-sufficient, this northern California house takes advantage of the best of the old—and the new—in sustainable technology.

A retaining wall forms the back of the living quarters, which helps keep the home cool and allows the structure to nestle into the hillside. The home’s 96 solar panels are placed on the roof of the garage/workshop and above the covered walkway.
--BARBARA BOURNE