Misha Blaise and Nick Blaise Koch
Location: Austin, Texas
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years; Owned
Keeping cool in Austin can be a work of art all in itself. And creating a work of art is precisely what Misha and Nick Blaise have done — applying inspiration gleaned from their travels to Israel to remodeling a 1955 fixer-upper. Look beyond the beautiful Mediterranean facade, and you'll also notice that there is craft hidden in the bones of this home too — it's the first Passive House in Texas.