Forest Ave. , Berkeley12 Photos
This art studio and family home was originally built by lumber baron Charles Axel Smith. Eco sustainability was a key requirement for both owner and architect, In addition to using recycled and salvaged material from the home, such as interior trim and the original attic trusses (left exposed and the space designed around them), energy efficient strategies were employed. These techniques included highly efficient spray/foam installation, radiant/hydronic heating and installation of LED lighting throughout the home. The outdoor tub, built within an interior courtyard garden with natural light and planting was converted from an all-concrete basement. The property has been featured in various design publications. In addition to being selected as "Home of the Month" it was included in the East Bay Living Home Tours of 2018.

Forest Ave

This art studio and family home was originally built by lumber baron Charles Axel Smith. Eco sustainability was a key requirement for both owner and architect. In addition to using recycled and salvaged material from the home, such as interior trim and the original attic trusses (left exposed and the space designed around them), energy efficient strategies were employed. These techniques included highly efficient spray/foam installation, radiant/hydronic heating and installation of LED lighting throughout the home. The outdoor tub, built within an interior courtyard garden with natural light and planting was converted from an all-concrete basement. The property has been featured in various design publications. In addition to being selected as "Home of the Month" it was included in the East Bay Living Home Tours of 2018.