Green Tour: Harbinger Showhouse

Green Tour: Harbinger Showhouse

Stephanie Kinnear
Sep 29, 2008

Name:SG Blocks Harbinger - Design by Lawrence Group
Location: San Jose Convention Center
Size: 1700 sq/ft
Assembled In: 4.5 hours

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The Harbinger is 1,700 sq-ft of pure illusion. Step inside and you'll be hard pressed to detect any shred of evidence pointing to the home's past life -- 5 containers sailing across the high seas on the back of some gigantic ship, holding ... what? Dishwashers maybe?

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The Harbinger was hauled into the showroom at the San Jose Convention center in pieces and, less than 5 hours later, it was a house. Then, green interior designer Zem Joaquin (of ecofabulous) got to work, filling the home with some of the latest eco products and furniture.

It's a charming space -- bright, open, and, thanks to a million details, very green. From the lighting to the flooring to the landscaping, the Harbinger doesn't seem to miss a single opportunity to save on energy and resources.

First Floor Plan:
A. Foyer/ Stair Hall
B. Kitchen
C. Dining Area
D. Living Area
E. Utility Room
F. Study/Guest
G. Porch
H. Walk-Out

Second Floor Plan
K. Hall
L. Master Bedroom
M. Walk-In Closet
N. Master Bath
P. Linen Closet
Q. Bedroom
R. Bathroom
S. Balcony

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Partial List of Resources:

Appliances:
Whirlpool
Kitchenaid

Furniture:
Vintage Furniture from Will Wick Design, Battersea, Coup d'etat, and Sarlo

Accessories:
From Spring in San Francisco and Green Fusion in San Anselmo, Ca

Lighting:
Shaper Lighting & Progress Lighting

Tiles and Stone:
Kitchen counter by EcoTop
Modwalls recycled glass tile in bathrooms

Toilets & Sinks:
Caroma low-flow dual flush toilets
Caroma low flow sinks

Paint:
Phillips Perfect Color Paints & Modern Masters (inside)
Kelly Moore Recycled Low-VOC paint (outside)

Flooring:
Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Area - Teragren (engineered bamboo flooring)
Foyer, Stairways, Study, - Restoration Timber
Utility Room - Forbo Marmoleum Click
Bathrooms - Eurowest Iris Ceramica Tile Flooring
Bedrooms - Wicanders Cork Flooring

(Thanks, Lawrence Group, SG Blocks, and ecofabulous!)

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