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Hillside House / SB Architects

  • 01:00 - 27 September, 2010
Hillside House / SB Architects
Hillside House / SB Architects, © Mariko Reed
© Mariko Reed

© Mariko Reed © Mariko Reed © Mariko Reed © Mariko Reed +20

From the architect. Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Hillside House has just received certification as the first LEED for Homes Platinum custom home in Marin County, and one of only a handful in Northern California.

© Mariko Reed
© Mariko Reed

Designed by San Francisco-based SB Architects, an international firm well-known for the design of site-sensitive resort and mixed-use projects around the world, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction & Development, this home is a statement of what is possible combining "high design with high sustainability."

© Mariko Reed
© Mariko Reed

The four-story home – clad with beautiful, sustainable Western Red Cedar siding – is set on a steep hillside site that provides for a very vertical design with living and private zones situated on multiple separate floors. Numerous outdoor and covered terraces and balconies capitalize on stunning views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline beyond. The home’s many green aspects include:

© Mariko Reed
© Mariko Reed

Western Red Cedar siding

Energy Star-Rated Whirlpool appliances

Kohler low-flow plumbing fixtures

Mythic zero-VOC paints

High-recycled content interior concrete from Concreteworks

Sustainably produced stone veneers from Eldorado Stone

Sustainably harvested floors and cabinetry from Plantation Hardwoods

New World Millworks, reclaimed timber and recycled metal roofing

Every inch of this LEED Platinum custom home has been designed to maximize its sustainability, in direct response to the site, trees and views. Consequently, this home lives far larger than its actual footprint, but with an impact that is far less.

© Mariko Reed
© Mariko Reed
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NoraAbb · October 18, 2010

Love the materials and the textures. Successful play of mass and void. The lighting adds warmth to the building and works perfectly with wood.

ArchiStick · October 05, 2010

Such a nice exemple to what is a nice house.
Perfect design and volume !

Lars van der Werf · October 04, 2010

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Ashley · September 30, 2010

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ethan · September 30, 2010

Beautiful house, perfect in all the details. great job.

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archsylc · September 29, 2010

One of the best houses in the recent years.
The spacial composition is well done, I can really feel the space being expressed through the treatment of terrace, wall openings.
Love it!

Tim · September 29, 2010

So well done. Amazing attention to detail from the inside, out.

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CJCM · September 28, 2010

Nice use of material, textures and use of outdoor space.

However, it seems awkward to not have the common areas immediately following the main entrance. They are located on the third level after climbing the stairs, passing by the more private bedrooms.

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This is nicely positioned somewhere between 'sleek traditional' and 'soft modern' - and it sort of reminds me of some of Olson Sundberg's houses.

I'd agree with the text that it lives 'larger than its actual footprint'. It "looks" much larger than its 2,116 interior s.f. due to all the decks and balconies.

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