Simple green

This compact house was built along the top of a steep lot in the East Bay hills – minimizing the amount of soil removal, concrete work and engineering that often comes with hillside properties.

We kept the details simple, and stayed with modest budget – and concentrated on high efficiency and environmentally friendly materials.

The team of architect, builder and clients worked closely to select well-sourced and good quality products:   high-volume flyash concrete, blown-in cellulose insulation, FSC certified California madrone wood flooring, salvaged lumber, Richlite recycled paper countertops, low VOC paints and natural oil-based finishes.


Designed by: Leger Wanaselja Architecture

Photography by: Sarah Wauters

Managed by:  Jason Soll, Thomas Weast