The Vicino House rests on a steep bank of Pacific Palisades, California. The sustainable design features 180-degree views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Bay. The original house, built in the mid 1950’s, was gutted and transformed into a LEED platinum marvel. The Luxury home achieved LEED Platinum certification, the USGBC’s (United States Green Building Council), the highest rating available in the LEED for Homes rating system.
The electricity is provided by a 28-panel, 5.2 kW rooftop photovoltaic array. Two solar thermal panels provide about 70% of the domestic hot water needs. The roof is made of light-colored Titan metal and Sure-Weld TPO roofing in order to reduce heat gain. Vicino house comprises of; opening glass doors, 100% recycled glass counters, recycled content concrete counters, custom LED lighting, bio-lime plaster walls, and radiant floor heating.
Vicino House team members, include owner Michael Gottlieb, Forma Design Group, Kelly Bryant Designs, Thibault Construction, and California Green Designs.
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