Follow this family’s advice for renovating a home that’s as easy on the environment as it is on the kids
Call it the house that Skype built. In 2011, while living as expats in Tokyo and then Singapore, Stephanie Kerst and her husband, Stuart, took on the renovation of a Menlo Park, California, bungalow as they prepared to return to the States. “It was a pretty unusual way to build a home,” Stephanie says.
But through a series of video calls with architect Ana Williamson and contractor Brian Emery, they devised a plan to expand on the existing 900-square-foot home in a way that made sense for them—and was good for the planet.