This unusual home in San Francisco is packed with ideas for living in style while being earth-friendly, too.
Click ahead for views of the interior spaces, including a contemporary courtyard complete with outdoor kitchen and vertical garden.
Rising three floors on a 50- by 75-foot corner lot the contemporary house incorporates colors that blend with the neighborhood's more traditional homes.
In the main house the living and dining areas and the kitchen are on the top floor to make the most of sunlight and city views.
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A single open room contains the apartment's kitchen and living area. Reclaimed-wood Carlisle floors lend casual comfort and a counter-height table doubles as a work and dining surface.
Glass globes from a third-floor chandelier hang over the stairwell catching the light and dividing the dining and family areas. Chandelier by Eurofase.
To quickly transform the office into guest quarters the "flip" side of this desk and shelving unit houses a Murphy bed. A
rolling filing cabinet lets you keep work essentials close by or tuck them away at a moment's notice.
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A small bathroom with a shower enclosed in green glass tiles is tucked behind a barn door made of FSC-certified Santa Maria wood. The circular door hardware matches the steel stair rail.
Three built-in shelves serve the bedroom wall and the entry on the opposite side. Lumicor resin panels containing recycled
materials let in natural light.
The wall art is a digital image transferred onto fabric then stretched into place with a tiny metal frame. Wall covering by Planet Profile.
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Rings of scrap steel pipe and tubing welded together by Bay Area craftsman Philip Tiffin form an eye-catching stair rail in the apartment unit.
Bordering the pool at the rear of the first floor a set of glass doors folds open for a seamless transition between indoors and out. Bifold doors by JELD-WEN.
The multihued fence flanking the tile wall is made of lumber from the original house. Its color variation echoes the browns
and oranges of the steel fountain red planter and mulch.
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Get more from a small garden by going up. This planting tower captures rainfall and dew and creates a bed for succulents and strawberries.
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