The first Sunset Magazine Idea House to be located in San Francisco, La Casa Verde is also the greenest home developed by Sunset, at the time of construction the greenest home in the country per LEED standards. Livingston was honored to be selected as the sole designer for the built-in cabinetry throughout this three-level project. To achieve the aesthetic of an exotic wood veneer within the confines of the eco standards, Steve developed a unique method of digitally photographing a single board of Pau Ferro, duplicating the image, and layering the film between two 1/4" sheets of glass. The end result is of a high gloss wood veneer throughout but without the need for the endangered species.
The island houses a functioning planter as a subtle divider between the working side and the public side of the countertop. Grow your own wheatgrass at home!