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ON THE SIDE To articulate the house’s main areas, Matt Raphael sided the exterior of his home with cedar shingles, corrugated metal, South American cumaru hardwood, and stucco.

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VIEWING ROOM The Raphael residence is a study in conservation, from its passive solar design to the use of salvaged materials, such as the cedar beams that form the trellis on the back deck.

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KITCHEN CANVAS Much of Raphael’s furniture and cabinetry displays simple geometry and elegant recessed lines, as seen in the kitchen’s island and its walnut bar stools.

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OPEN HEARTH The tinted-plaster finish of a Rastra-block wall is repeated on the see-through fireplace that divides the main floor’s living and dining areas.

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RESOURCEFUL LUXURY Raphael bought the lighting fixtures in the dining and living rooms for $20 apiece at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore shop; he built the dining room’s walnut shelving unit and white oak table.

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SPACE SAVER In the master bedroom, the headboard also serves as one half of the walk-in closet.

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MORNING DELIGHT A dramatic sliding door shields the travertine-tiled master bath from shower spray.

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