green design in Marin, Sonoma and beyond

Novato, California

Mediterranean climate
Novato Creek watershed

e have transformed a standard ranch house into a unique sanctuary — expansive in feeling with stunning new contemporary finishes and a special emphasis on indoor air quality and well-being. The owners wanted the best Novato architect specializing in healthy living environments (Dave’s home office is in Novato.)

Specialty non-toxic flooring, paints and cabinetry from the Bay Area’s best green building supplier (who exclusively provides only the top lines of green products)
All-Ultrex Fiberglass Windows and French Doors (to avoid vinyl)
Air Sealing for air quality control by the California’s premier practitioner in non-toxic air sealing.
Designed for inspiring art throughout – strategic view axis planning, discovery sequences and specialty lighting
New heating and air conditioning distribution system by the North Bay’s most knowledgeable HVAC firm specializing in air quality and energy efficiency. Dual air filtration from both CleanEffects Air Filter and Air Scrubber Plus.
Advanced water filtration
Workspace/Garage fill of natural daylight from glazed garage doors.
An emphasis on an easy flow for Indoor-Outdoor living with many new views and new outdoor access doors.
The new cozy Bay Window/Window Seat is a special place for relaxation, combining privacy and views.

CREDITS
DAVE’S ROLE: ARCHITECT
PROJECT MANAGEMENT:  BY OWNER
STRUCTURAL:  DENNIS GILLESPIE
CONTRACTOR:  JAM CONSTRUCTION, JOHN MARTIN
HEALTHY HOUSE DIAGNOSTICS:  HEALTHY BUILDING SCIENCE, ALEX STADTNER
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:  KELLY PLUMBING AND HEATING, KEVIN WALTERS
AIR SEALING SPECIALIST:  TERRY NORDBYE
ARTWORK AND INTERIOR FINISHES:  BY OWNER
PHOTO:  DEBORAH MARTIN DEMALUPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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