The February 2009 edition shows a house in an area full of trees of Los Angeles that proves that an eco-friendly home can be sleek, chic and warm. The house was built where it used to be a ranch.
This is the family home of a couple with 3 children aged from 11 to 3 years old. The owners asked their architect for an environmentally friendly home with a lighter, more European feel. This is probably the source of my appeal for this house.
The stairwell is a feature in the house. It also serves double duty by hiding lots of storage. I would have selected a different color for the backsplash but other than that I enjoy the kitchen with an eating table.
The pool is stunning. It is really elegant; it is what I am looking for in a pool. It uses a solar heating system.
+ New-Eco Build in Living etc – photography by Richard Powers