Urban Eden: A Green Dream Home in Boulder, Colorado

A pair of architects in Boulder pull off the ultimate collaboration—their own family's dream home—an open, airy abode made of recycled polystyrene and cement blocks that takes full advantage of an idyllic urban setting.

This stuccoed wall adds to the earthiness of the dining room, broken by the ­softness of the centralized hanging light. The Barretts used dark colors in their home for this sense of the earth.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison