We met architect Matt Baran in an earlier post. Now here's a tour of the house he's building in West Oakland, California. It's designed to take advantage of the California climate... and to require a minimum of maintenance over time.
We like Matt's project for its clean, contemporary design, for its practical aspects (sure, it's green, but who wants to spend time and money on maintenance?), and for his budget-conscious approach to building. The construction is just getting underway, and we'll be following the project through its completion, so stay tuned for updates.
In the meantime, check out our other green tours: