Chronicle H&G Roundup: 04.22.06
The Chron went all out for Earth Day this weekend, with articles on a cutting edge eco house in Noe, the state of the art of recycling, gardening without a garden, and the city’s most colorful export: discarded paint.
It’s beautiful, too, thanks in part to the use of salvaged 100-year-old railroad ties for the flooring, an undertaking which proved a little less green in its execution than it sounded.
At $350 a square feet (to build), this house certainly doesn’t herald the era of accessible green residential development. Still, the job of people with means is to push the envelope, so it’s good to know these folks are pushing it in a green direction.