In this Marin County, CA, LEED-Platinum home, interiors extend to become exteriors.
Several features include FSC-certified walnut cabinetry, western red cedar siding and reclaimed
Douglas fir roof and beams.
Photos courtesy of Mariko Reed,

Luxury and sustainability meet in this custom LEED-Platinum home topping the hills of Mill Valley, CA. Called the Hillside House, Scott Lee of SB Architects, a San Francisco-based international architectural firm, designed it for his own personal residence. It was constructed by McDonald Construction & Development, known for green building.

The four-story, 2,116-square-foot home features reclaimed western red cedar exterior framing, customized eco-friendly hardwood flooring from Plantation Hardwoods and sustainable FSC-certified walnut cabinetry from New World Millworks, a Colorado architectural millwork company
Other features include a reclaimed Douglas fir roof and ceiling beams, radiant floor heating, a dining table manufactured with lumber from a salvaged tree, LED lighting and recycled concrete for countertops and other surfaces.

The Hillside House is not only the first LEED-Platinum home in Marin County, it is also one of the first in Northern California. According to the City of Mill Valley, the project exceeds the city’s green building requirements with 100 points allotted for the home.

The house is designed to meet the challenges of a vertical floorplan. The top floor includes the living room, dining room, kitchen and an outdoor family room. The master bedroom and yoga deck and soy lawn are on level two. Guest bedrooms and the laundry room are on level one and the garage is on the ground floor.

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