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A roofed porch wraps the house. $1,150,000. Carrie Nicholson, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, (808) 896-9749. Denison, Texas. Built in 1984, this 3,035-square-foot, three-bedroom concrete-and-granite house uses 80 solar panels, a geothermal system ...


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Boulder, ColoradoLion Point is a six-bedroom home with a green roof using both passive solar design and solar panelsFloor-to-ceiling glass walls slide open to multiple balconies; among other features are hickory floors, a chef's kitchen with Colorado marble, and smart-home technology. The 15-acre canyon property includes a two-bedroom guesthouse$3,950,000Chip Bruss, LIV Sotheby's International Realty, (303) 638-8242. Kailua-Kona, HawaiiSet on a half-acre landscaped lot on the Big Island, this 28-panel, three-bedroom house looks out on the Pacific OceanThe open-concept home features cherry floors, ipe inlay work, bronze hardware, a kitchen with etched-glass cabinets, and a master bedroom with a private patio and sunset views. A roofed porch wraps the house$1,150,000Carrie Nicholson, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, (808) 896-9749. Denison, TexasBuilt in 1984, this 3,035-square-foot, three-bedroom concrete-and-granite house uses 80 solar panels, a geothermal system, and a reverse-osmosis water filtration systemArchitectural details include stone floors, crown moldings, wood trim and cabinetry, and a flagstone fireplace. The 32-acre property features a patio area, a small pond, and a detached office$3,000,000Terrin Bertholf, Easy Life Realty/Gunter, (903) 267-1573. Ketchum, IdahoThis three-bedroom 2015 home was designed with rooftop solar panelsInside are a chef's kitchen, great room, multiple fireplaces, wine storage, and a full-floor upstairs master suite with a private deck. Oversize windows open to a second large deck with views of Bald MountainThe Sun Valley Resort bus stops out front for a five-minute drive to the lift$2,300,000Katherine Rixon & Rob Cronin, Keller Williams/Sun Valley, (208) 622-7722. West Orange, New JerseyThis five-bedroom home near New York City was built in 1954 and recently extensively renovatedThe house has radiant-heat floors, high ceilings with skylights, a European kitchen, two fireplaces, a master suite with a soaking tub, and a lower level with a family room and a gym. The 2-acre property includes a large patio, a play area, a pool, and a hot tub$1,496,000Amy Roy, Halstead Property, (201) 478-6736. Patagonia, ArizonaSituated on 46 acres of open range, this off-the-grid home has a photovoltaic system and a wind-and-solar-pumped wellThe two-bedroom earth-sheltered house, inspired by the designs of Arcosanti founder Paolo Soleri, uses many Soleri signatures, including freeform curves and colored glass. The naturally landscaped property features a one-bedroom guesthouse and views of Red Mountain$359,000Mary Vincent, Tierra Antigua Realty, (520) 255-3068. 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