• 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.