Sustainable materials and eco-friendly design principles reign at these exemplary low-impact homes
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Jess Chamberlain
This home in Mill Valley, California was built on a small hillside lot which made for a challenging vertical floor plan. To compensate for lack of yard space, the home has as many outdoor rooms as it does indoor. On top of being breathtakingly beautiful, the 2,100-square-foot house was named the first LEED for Homes Platinum home in Marin County in 2010.
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