A Forever Home

Iris Harrell completed her Forever Home more than 14 years after the initial purchase of the home in 1992.  Originally built in 1986, the previous owner/developer had sectioned off the home in a number of places to create offices for … Continue reading

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The Curiel Residence: Straw Bale Offers Affordability, Comfort and Beauty

Kim and Fred Curiel made the construction of their new home a community affair, bringing friends and neighbors together one weekend to cut and stack the straw bales that would eventually be the exterior walls of their new home.  Years … Continue reading

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Villa Terra: A New Home Built with Earth Walls and Salvaged Materials

Villa Terra‘s beauty has just as much to do with what you cannot see, as it does with what you can. Within the 18-inch thick walls of the 3,200 square-foot house is enough dirt to moderate the sun’s heat throughout … Continue reading

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Taiji Residence: A Serene Sustainable Residence in Menlo Park

Jackie and Scott Wood’s residence not only has a serene space for their daily practice of Taiji, a soft form of Chinese martial arts, their new home also incorporates a number of passive features resulting in a home that exceeds … Continue reading

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