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Contemporary Green: Berkeley, CA

Architect and homeowner Chris Parlette transformed a tiny, nondescript house into a light-filled home that’s energy efficient, spacious and stylish. He gutted the 800-square-foot pre-war building and reused much of its structure, but the home is “99 percent brand new,” he says. Adding a second story allowed Parlette to double his home’s square footage while only expanding its footprint by 50 square feet. 
Click on the Download button to read the complete case study from StopWaste's 2005 Green Home Tour.