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Step Inside a Rugged, Eco-Friendly Rocky Mountains House

On the outside, the Summit House—designed by ParkCity Design+Build—appears to be a hardy mountain retreat sheathed in weathering steel.—and it is. But it's not only that: The dwelling was also designed with rigorous eco-friendly standards in mind. As a Passive House, its walls and windows were carefully engineered and super-insulated to stop heat leaking outdoors. This means the house is 90% more energy efficient as compared to a normal design, an especially impressive feat given its location in often-frigid Park City, Utah. That efficiency doesn't come at the cost of comfort, as evidenced by cozy interiors and large windows that let in natural light.

Curbed National has all the pretty photos, over here >>