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Nature Point Idea Home 2008

Our Minneapolis-area Idea Home proves that a love of the environment and a love of great style can live under the same roof. Certified as ecofriendly, it's built in a housing development that preserves native wetlands and woodlands.
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Ronald McDonald House Idea Home 2011

We celebrated our 25th anniversary in true Midwest style: by helping our neighbors. For this year's Idea Home, we renovated the Ronald McDonald House right up the street.
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Heartland Gothic Idea Home

Victorian elegance inspired this showcase home's formal areas, but there's nothing stiff or stuffy about the interiors that greet you warmly as you step through the front door.
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Hearthside Idea Home 1995

The Arts and Crafts Movement swept through the Heartland a century ago, leaving a legacy of craftsmanship and comfort. (Originally published September/October 1995.)
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Building Green: Products from Nature Point, our 2008 Idea Home

Our 2008 Minneapolis-area Idea Home proves that a love of the environment and a love of great style can live under the same roof. Certified as ecofriendly, it's built in a housing development that preserves native wetlands and woodlands.
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Gable View Idea Home 1997

While design details reflect the Midwest's Old World heritage, this house dazzles with all the comforts that families like yours demand today. (Originally published September/October 1997.)
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2010 Idea Home: Smart Ideas for Eco-Friendly Decorating

We redesigned the Museum of Science and Industry's green Smart Home in Chicago. Step inside for ideas to make your home greener, whether you're building, remodeling or decorating.
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