Here is a nice video of a lovely green home for sale in our area.
I realize that it doesn’t look like what we usually think of as a green home, and that is exactly the point. From the integrated solar roof tiles to the heavy duty insulation, the sustainable aspects of this home are largely hidden. And yet, they are very, very effective, allowing this home to achieve one of the highest GreenPoint Rated scores ever given.
And those fancy Viking appliances in the kitchen? Purchased from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. Man, I need to go shopping there!
In any case, I had the pleasure of getting to know the couple behind this terrific home, and even helped them get a hold of some of the sustainable furnishings to showcase. If you watch when the video pans to the dining room, you will see one of William Stranger’s gorgeous wood slab tables. And the rugs featured throughout are handwoven of sustainable, vegetable dyed yak wool and wild silk, (I’ll be writing more about the rugs in another post). Online eco-friendly home furnishings retailer My Sparrow also contributed some of their great accessory items, such as artwork, pillows and bath products.
So, enjoy the video, or if you are in Southern California area, see about getting a tour at one of the open houses. It’s a terrific project, and well worth seeing. Oh, and many of the items you will see are available for purchase, so if you see something you can’t live without, feel free to contact me and I will get you more information and let you know who to contact.