Smarter Spaces Tour

Next weekend's tour features sub-2500sqft houses so efficient, their owners don't have to feel guilty about their fleets of 1968 Mercury Cougars. You'll see North Arrow Studio creekside pads whose zig-zagging, loft-ceiling'd spaces are bathed in natural light; a vibrantly colored 4th St abode that's managed to integrate the lots' existing trees while creating a covered courtyard; and a Bastrop Hwy retreat with solar paneling, cross-wind ventilation, and an interior made from salvaged metal roofing and 100yr-old barnwood.