Hillside House

by SB Architects
Hillside House SB Architects

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.
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.”
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: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.

Photos by: Mariko Reed

  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects
  • Hillside House SB Architects

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Bridge House

    Bridge House

    The site consists of three separate but adjacent sites forming one entity, located in the heart of Higgovale, which lies upslope from the Cape Town CBD and below Table Mountain

  • Apartment on the River Vecht

    Apartment on the River Ve..

    Designed by Remy Meijers, this sophisticated apartment is located on the banks of the River Vecht, in the village of Loenen, the Netherlands. The interior is simple and elegant, bu...

  • The Duplex in Tribeca in New York

    The Duplex in Tribeca in ..

    Description: On the border of Tribeca and Soho, light, location, soaring ceilings and a blend of exquisitely mixed materials in a high caliber conversion of this building circa 186...

  • Shanghay Chair

    Shanghay Chair

    Designed for the Danish Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010 the Shanghay chair is conceived as a single segment of the 264m long social bench that orbits the pavilion both in...

  • Lady Peel House

    Lady Peel House

    Description: The Birthplace of Beatrice Lillie known as Lady Peel, over a century old, is now rejuvenated and playing a new role. With respect for the actress who once lived there,...

  • Kilrenney House

    Kilrenney House

    Nestled in the heart of Cheviot Hills, this house on Kilrenney Avenue sits deftly on its hillside site. IKONIKO partnered with the builder Becker General Contractors to develop thi...

  • House C

    House C

    Geometry, skin, cuts that let you discover the dermis. Space, three-dimensional continuity. There are no elevations, no plans, or sections. This is space within a solid object, a b...

  • Hug Stool

    Hug Stool

    Italian studio Emo Design has created the Hug Stool for Elite Kriterio Srl. The stool is handcrafted from teak or white teak and comes with string handle in different colors. The c...

  • Three Bedroom Loft

    Three Bedroom Loft

    This three bedroom, two bathroom loft on two floors is located in West Village, the western portion of the Greenwich Village neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan,...

  • Mishima House

    Mishima House

    The theme for this house design is ideal for a small family.
    The idea behind this design is to accommodate privacy, while living comfortably in the dense downtown area of c...

Mit der Nutzung unserer Webseite, stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies zu. Mehr erfahren.