Adam Neale and Megan Freitas' Dream House

San Francisco Chronicle

Adam Neale and Megan Freitas' Inverness home is a mix of modernism and Bernard Maybeck's Arts and Crafts-era building style. Chronicle design editor Zahid Sardar calls it "sensible" and even goes so far as to say that "it could well be used as a template for other homes in the West"...

There are some "green" aspects of the North Bay house, too: Recycled teak floors; a concrete wall made of fly ash that absorbs and generates heat in the winter and provides shade in the summer; tall French doors that allow cool breezes to flow through.

• Zahid Sardar's article is here: Adam Neale and Megan Freitas' dream house

Images: Paul Dyer / Courtesy Gustave Carlson Design, Michael Maloney / The Chronicle