Fate Brings San Francisco Couple to Midcentury Gem

November 11, 2010 in San Francisco

It was a chance encounter in a lumberyard followed by a conversation about mid-century homes that led Joanne Koch to encourage her friend, Pacific Union International agent Norah Brower, to check out 89 Southampton Ave. in Berkeley... read full post →

First Passive House Remodel Finds a Home in Bay Area

October 18, 2010 in San Francisco

While building a home with zero net-energy usage and superior green technology may be easier with new construction, Lail Design Group wants to extend those benefits to older homes. Case in point: the first Passive House project in... read full post →

The Bay's One-Stop Green Home Shop

September 30, 2010 in San Francisco

Part of the challenge of building green is finding the best materials to use at a reasonable price. Ecohome Improvement, a Berkeley home improvement store, offers a range of earth-friendly building materials all in one place. And no,... read full post →

Lombard Street Remodel Keeps the Charm, Does Away with Chaos

September 13, 2010 in San Francisco

Built just off Lombard Street, a San Francisco landmark popular among tourists, this 6,000-square-foot home was in need of a little reconfiguring and a lot of updating. Fortunately, Drew Maran Construction knew just how to combat the... read full post →

Organic Design for Napa Valley Remodel

July 16, 2010 in San Francisco

After studying architecture on the East Coast and spending two years applying what he learned in St. Remy de Provence, France, Daniel Hale was ready to piece together his own Napa Valley home. Using the naturally beautiful setting to... read full post →
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