High-tech, eco-friendly, and efficiency ideas from our 2011 Idea Houses in Palo Alto, California
Photo by Thomas J. Story
Eighteen-foot ceilings and a wall of windows make the first floor of the Optimists' triplex feel larger than its 576 square feet. Floating shelves and a tangerine orange Sunbrella cushion pop against the neutrals. The coffee table is made from old shipping pallets—another smart detail.