San Francisco

Photography: Richard Barnes, Sharon Risedorph
Landscape Design: Arterra Landscape Architects

Building Green in San Francisco

2009 “San Francisco’s Greenest” by AIA and Mayor Gavin Newsom


Sunset Idea House
La casa verde. 

Dubbed La Casa Verde, we were the architect and interior designer of the 2007 Sunset Idea Home, located in San Francisco’s Mission District. The home, designed to be one of the first LEED certified residential remodeled homes in the nation, is livable and contemporary without being minimal. It features cutting-edge technology including: photovoltaic electrical generation, a wind turbine, gray-water system, “smart” computer-controlled house system, living roofs and ecological materials, yielding a self-sustaining house with zero-net energy usage.