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Greene And Greene House Renovation Is The Antithesis Of Green

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image Credit Build it Green Greene and Greene's Darling House in Claremont, California is a recognized historic home that was truly green in the way houses are supposed to be. Jeff Book writes in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's journal Preservation: Their designs combined simplicity and refinement, celebrating natural materials and motifs while exhibiting an intimate awareness of the landscape. Outstretched eaves provided shade, ample windows captured views and ensured cross-ventilation, and broad terraces and sleeping porches embraced the mild California climate.... In many ways, the brothers' California houses embodied "environmental design" long before the concept came into vogue. Jeff Book then describes a recent renovation, and controversy ensues.... Read the full story on TreeHugger




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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