Eco design goes glam in San Francisco
Living green in the city
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.
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.
The wall art is a digital image transferred onto fabric then stretched into place with a tiny metal frame. Wall covering by Planet Profile.
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.
Get more from a small garden by going up. This planting tower captures rainfall and dew and creates a bed for succulents and strawberries.