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Cool Modern and Warm House of the Month on Living etc

stairwell and kitchen views

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.

eco-new build home exterior in la

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