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Sustainable Tamalpais Residence in Mill Valley, California

Looking at the Tamalpais Residence that sits in the Mill Valley of California it’s hard to imagine it’s just five minutes away from the downtown. Perched on a side of a hill this rusty metal building offers incredible views from almost every side.

While it boasts 4,012 square feet (372 sq m) of space the house was designed to be sustainable, energy-efficient, and maintenance-free. And its interior design is flexible due to a growing family. Three out of five bedrooms in the house can make a master bedroom, a family room, or a home office depending on the residents’ needs.

Tamalpais Residence by Zack deVito Architecture Construction 900x600 Sustainable Tamalpais Residence in Mill Valley, California
Tamalpais Residence by Zack deVito Architecture + Construction
Driveway 900x600 Sustainable Tamalpais Residence in Mill Valley, California
Driveway

Using solar energy for heating and cooling the house features numerous large windows. While they are enhancing natural lighting, it is complemented with LED lights. No less numerous are the outdoor areas. There is a lounging area on every level of the house, offering amazing views of the surrounding trees and greenery.

Standing on a road the house has a small driveway that leads directly to the garage. And a few accesses allow entrance to each level of the house.

Maximizing storage space in every room from kitchen to bedroom made for a very clean look. In the living room a floor-to-ceiling open bookshelf could house an entire library. In addition the house also boasts a wine storage room with a glass door. And it doesn’t just show off the collection but also contributes to the airy open layout the architects tried to achieve. (Photography by Bruce Damonte)

Sustainable Tamalpais Residence With Flexible Design

In the living room the modern style dictates the aesthetics
In the living room the modern style dictates the aesthetics
Glass door shows off the wine collection in a storage room
Glass door shows off the wine collection in a storage room
Home library
Home library
Inside the glass staircase allows the interior to be light and airy
Inside the glass staircase allows the interior to be light and airy
Storage space is enhanced with wooden cabinet walls in the bedroom
Storage space is enhanced with wooden cabinet walls in the bedroom
Spacious bedroom
Spacious bedroom
Wall-sized storage allows for a clean and neat look in the rooms
Wall-sized storage allows for a clean and neat look in the rooms
Modern minimalist bathroom features a bathtub and a glass shower stall
Modern minimalist bathroom features a bathtub and a glass shower stall
Kitchen features a huge window and plenty of storage space
Kitchen features a huge window and plenty of storage space
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor dining area
Sun awnings double as window visors
Sun awnings double as window visors
House terrace overlooking the fresh green surroundings
House terrace overlooking the fresh green surroundings
Different levels of the house have their own outdoor lounge spaces
Different levels of the house have their own outdoor lounge spaces
Bright doors makes for an eye catchy accent in a red rust metal siding
Bright doors makes for an eye catchy accent in a red rust metal siding
Top level balcony's glass railings allow unobstructed views of the green locale
Top level balcony’s glass railings allow unobstructed views of the green locale
Narrow side windows maximize natural light inside the house
Narrow side windows maximize natural light inside the house
Outdoor area
Outdoor area
Outdoor hallway
Outdoor hallway
Louvre system
Louvre system
Entrance staircase with a louvre system
Entrance staircase with a louvre system
Side view of Tamalpais Residence
Side view of Tamalpais Residence
Windows feature sun awnings
Windows feature sun awnings
Street side entrance and a staircase leading to the lower levels of the house
Street side entrance and a staircase leading to the lower levels of the house
An exterior staircase provides access to the house
An exterior staircase provides access to the house
Side view of Tamalpais Residence
Side view of Tamalpais Residence
Distant view of Tamalpais Residence
Distant view of Tamalpais Residence

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