Rainbow

• Re-purposed, re-used, re-cycled 5-unit apartment building converted to a single-family residence by remodeling less than 50% of the existing structure

• Simple eco-conscious design that is focused on functionality and creating a healthy breathing family environment.

• The design elements are oriented to take optimum advantage of natural light and cross ventilation.

• Maximum use of natural light to cut down electrical cost.

• Interior/exterior courtyard allows for natural ventilation as do the master sliding window and living room sliders.

• Conscious effort in using only materials in their most organic form.

• No paint – No tile – No carpet – No forced air (AC/HV) .

• Light reflecting off glass railings bathe the house in rainbows

• Solar thermal radiant floor heating throughout the house and solar thermal domestic water heating. 

• Wood beams in the courtyard atrium using salvaged wood from original structure.

• Heated patio and fireplace for outdoor dining maximizes indoor/outdoor living.
The courtyard veranda and hammock chairs off the playroom further connects the indoors and outdoors.

• Floor material connected in an unobtrusive and whimsical manner to increase floor plan flow and space.

• Design and use of color inspired by dramatic landscape to create contrasting stimulating interior.
The recycled wood kitchen island creates a multi-functional gathering point in the heart of the house.
The blue recycled glass under the staircase (waterfall) combines elements of strength and infinity.
Use of black rubber/cork for the face of the cabinets (lava) to create visual contrast.

• Steel windowsill in front room (guest, yoga, office) creates an additional seating area with magnetic cushions that can be re-arranged as needed. Magnetic hooks holds a curtain in place for privacy when guests occupy the space.

• Material manufactured from recycled tires and cork is used on kitchen cabinetry and kitchen chairs, creating an elegant kitchen unaffected by normal wear and tear of family life.

• The “disappearing” kitchen chairs are easily stored under island to maximize use of space.

• Upstairs bookshelf functions as railings/barriers between floor plans. and reflects the ocean by using blue panelite.

• Magnetic chalkboard sliders in the play area and paperboard sliders in the kids’ rooms transform the house itself into a medium for children’s artistic expression.

• Console behind the master bed echoes kitchen island and dining room table while providing storage for clothing.

• 90% of the furnishings and carpets re-used (bought off Craigslist).

• The tree in front of the house was salvaged from the back rear yard during construction

• Shoe storage drawers beneath coat closet double as a bench for changing shoes

• Our green practices and selection of sustainable products don’t raise the cost of a house. We believe that building repurposed and recycled shouldn’t be more expensive for our clients.