Atherton Residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects



This is the first time when I write about a sustainable house, and it`s a pleasure for me to see stunning homes with sustainable features. A sustainable house is one which is ideally built without the use of building materials containing toxic, allergenic ingredients. A synthetic house is therefore a safer and healthier environment for your entire family and is less likely to cause allergic reactions than the homes built using conventional methods and materials.

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This beautiful residence in Atherton in the Bay Area is gorgeous.Featuring many green design elements, this home designed by SF-based Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, includes solar power, environmentally friendly materials and passive heating and cooling. This amazing house is located just outside San Francisco but if you ever have the chance to visit it , you will feel hundreds of miles away from the city, in a remote area of total silence and harmony with nature. The original house built their was demolished and they built this beauty instead using only ecological materials and technologies.

Actually there are four buildings that are spread around a natural pond that offers both an incredible natural site, but also the necessary natural ventilation during the summer months, as the house has no air conditioning. Everything about it is natural , but offering all the comfort that you need, including hot water and heated floors in winter.{via 1 and 2 }


Published by in Architecture, on October 5th, 2009

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