The front door opens to a foyer and stair hall, with the dining room on the left and the living room on the right. Straight ahead is the kitchen-family room. A major goal was to make the interior light and bright, incorporating eco-friendly materials like bamboo flooring in the process. The bamboo is lightweight and very durable because of its hardness. Pennington specified contrasting bamboo insets - like area rugs - by the front and back doors.
Stair patterns: Pennington chose a vertical-stripe bamboo pattern for the stair risers. Combined with the stair rails - which are made of alternating light and dark woods to reinforce the stripe motif - puts a contemporary spin on the Craftsman practice of treating a stairway as a piece of furniture.