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Zero Energy House modern bathroom

Zero Energy House

This project aims to be the first residence in San Francisco that is completely self-powering and carbon neutral. The architecture has been developed in conjunction with the mechanical systems and landscape design, each influencing the other to arrive at an integrated solution. Working from the historic façade, the design preserves the traditional formal parlors transitioning to an open plan at the central stairwell which defines the distinction between eras. The new floor plates act as passive solar collectors and radiant tubing redistributes collected warmth to the original, North facing portions of the house. Careful consideration has been given to the envelope design in order to reduce the overall space conditioning needs, retrofitting the old and maximizing insulation in the new.

Photographer Ken Gutmaker

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The bathrooms use recycled materials and have plenty of natural light through the skylights and interior windows to cut down on electricity needs. Water-saving fixtures and low-flow showerheads were also installed.

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juneand added this to transom windows
last Tuesday
framing and size seem to be similar. frosted glass?
sarahluleverett1218 added this to Bathroom
April 7, 2014
jvarin01 added this to bathroom
April 6, 2014
The shelving niche in the wall next to each sink would be great to have. If you'd like, you could have a cabinet with a door to hide things instead.
euanelai12 added this to euanelai12's ideas
April 5, 2014
Lindsay Mitchell added this to lindsay_mitchell3524535's Ideas
April 1, 2014
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April 1, 2014
vanessamohme added this to vanessamohme's ideas
March 27, 2014
Lynn Perry added this to historic bathrooms
March 23, 2014
moving counter so sink is central storage underneath and on wall to left of sink
Sherry Lutgen-Kennedy added this to webuser_6513595's Ideas
March 21, 2014
Recessed shelves
shaunaj added this to townhouse
March 19, 2014
lthall added this to sunset finalists
March 12, 2014
Like the green cabinets upstairs bath w rainforest trim and light floors. Awesome. Also like shelves by mirror
allidap added this to allidap's Ideas
March 12, 2014
Shikha Kheskani added this to Powder Room
March 12, 2014
inset w/ wood shelves
humphrey14 added this to humphrey14's Ideas
March 12, 2014
bunahil added this to bunahil's Ideas
March 11, 2014
bathroom color
brikeith added this to brikeith's Favorites
March 11, 2014
karolynbothe added this to karolynbothe's ideas
March 9, 2014
7976foxmoor added this to 7976foxmoor's Ideas
March 8, 2014
I like this floor.
laurajpearce added this to laurajpearce's Ideas
March 5, 2014
Love the sink
Renee Pomerleau added this to Misc
March 1, 2014
Wall cut-outs and stair railings
pishinaz added this to bath & kichen 2
February 24, 2014
Like to open one side of the cabinets to create shelves for towels
M Studios Inc added this to our houzz
February 20, 2014
sarahsc added this to Chase St Downstairs Renovation
February 18, 2014
Not always a big vessel sink fan but I like this shape.
Felicity Mullette added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 17, 2014
recessed shelving and bench that could hide shaver
petrav added this to kopalnica
February 17, 2014
les po tleh
jaikins added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 17, 2014
coberolyn added this to half bath
February 16, 2014
drdante added this to drdante's ideas
February 15, 2014
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February 15, 2014
ercundiff added this to ercundiff's ideas
February 13, 2014
I like the shelves for tp and towels
devory added this to masterbathroom
February 10, 2014
dark wood shelves
Jon Snyder added this to jon_snyder8006460's Ideas
February 6, 2014
Cab handles
Kaleigh Farmer added this to Beautiful Bathrooms
February 6, 2014
Linda Parsons w/Romanelli & Hughes Custom Builders added this to Built-ins, Shelving, Niches
January 20, 2014
Patton example
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January 15, 2014
lyndatheremodeler added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 13, 2014
Christine Roest added this to christine_roest's Ideas
January 12, 2014
Francie Strong added this to stairways
January 12, 2014
Same 2-story stairwell with different view from bathroom across hall.
Becki McGill added this to becki_mcgill's Ideas
January 12, 2014
Nice green
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January 11, 2014
Sheila Owsley added this to basement
January 11, 2014
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January 11, 2014
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January 8, 2014
Open shelves recessed
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January 5, 2014
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January 5, 2014
Thick wooden shelves
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January 4, 2014
pasamanos para escalera
florabird added this to Interior design
January 3, 2014
the 'whole wall' mirror is great for a feeling of extra space - and light I imagine!
tlosbey added this to tlosbey's Ideas
January 1, 2014
Very simple.
kvsido added this to kvsido's ideas
January 1, 2014
ajlecke added this to Bathroom
December 28, 2013
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December 25, 2013
Mueble baño
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December 25, 2013
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December 24, 2013
Bath idea
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December 15, 2013
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December 6, 2013
tp rolls
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December 6, 2013
Shelves for Living entertainment center and 1st floor bedroom
italren added this to Interior Window
December 1, 2013
frosted glass
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November 27, 2013
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November 27, 2013
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November 26, 2013
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November 24, 2013
pictures on shelves
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November 18, 2013
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November 17, 2013
Sink cabinet
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November 16, 2013
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November 15, 2013
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November 12, 2013
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November 11, 2013
Wood colored highlighted shelves
kkrink added this to Bathroom Ideas
November 11, 2013
debscot added this to debscot's ideas
November 10, 2013
glyshaw added this to glyshaw's Ideas
November 10, 2013
Like large build in on left, would help with cabinet space
Cindi Findley added this to cindi_findley's Ideas
November 6, 2013
Townhouse idea
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November 3, 2013
Tommy Fritz added this to bathroom
November 3, 2013
Toilet paper
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October 31, 2013
skconn added this to Bathroom Ideas
October 30, 2013
nourishedmama added this to 68th
October 26, 2013
martinhastings added this to martinhastings's Ideas
October 24, 2013
Achingly beautiful colour shade combination
croldan added this to croldan's ideas
October 19, 2013
shelves on the end
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October 13, 2013
ajk101 added this to Bathroom Ideas
October 9, 2013
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October 9, 2013
торцевые шкафчики
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October 7, 2013
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October 5, 2013
szentko added this to bathroom
October 5, 2013
Built in shelves
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October 5, 2013
Built in cabinets
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October 2, 2013
nzcm added this to Bathroom Ideas
September 30, 2013
wingcommander added this to bathroom
September 29, 2013
frosted windows stealing light
Carrie Marsh added this to Bathrooms
September 21, 2013
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September 21, 2013
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September 21, 2013
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September 15, 2013
built in shelves
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September 14, 2013
Ayna raf
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September 14, 2013
cindywarwick added this to Guest Bath/Shower
September 11, 2013
Cabinets for powder room
mamatwink added this to master bath
September 10, 2013
Open shelf
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September 10, 2013
Open shelving in a bathroom
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September 8, 2013
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September 8, 2013
niche idea tile base
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September 6, 2013
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September 5, 2013
Lustrous zlew
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September 4, 2013
Cabinet hardware
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September 1, 2013
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August 31, 2013
I like the shelves
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August 29, 2013
fenetre givree salle de lavage pour lumière
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August 24, 2013
TP storage
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August 22, 2013
Wall shelving
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August 21, 2013
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August 20, 2013
melissastabler added this to Bathroom Ideas
August 19, 2013
built in picture shelves
Tara Wiseman added this to Bathroom Ideas
August 19, 2013
jltg added this to Bathrooms
August 18, 2013
can't do shelves down whole side bc of plugs but still cool
yelian added this to Bathroom Ideas
August 18, 2013
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August 18, 2013
kaleighmorgan added this to Kitchen
August 18, 2013
remove a cabinet door and paint the inside a complementary shade!
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August 18, 2013
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August 18, 2013
Built in
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August 15, 2013
Sink and taps
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August 15, 2013
green cabinet
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August 13, 2013
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August 12, 2013
Baie sus tablie colț
crinki added this to shelves
August 10, 2013
wood shelves in niche, too deep
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August 8, 2013
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August 7, 2013
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August 5, 2013
ascrim added this to Bathroom
August 2, 2013
inset shelving
chaufornow added this to chaufornow's Ideas
August 2, 2013
Bath sink faucet
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August 1, 2013
Tiny shelving in side wall.
mairetreasa added this to mairetreasa's Ideas
July 31, 2013
banafsheh64 added this to master bathrroom
July 31, 2013
love the windows above ban be used in the master bath above the door shower and vanity
tessabiv added this to tessabiv's Ideas
July 30, 2013
Love the bathroom, and how you can see the stairs and pick if you want to go up or down after you go to the bathroom
kttupaz added this to kttupaz's Ideas
July 30, 2013
Storage space
lesleycc added this to lesleycc's Ideas
July 30, 2013
Above the door/wall cut out with opaque glass
katiegalvin added this to Mayo Woodlands
July 29, 2013
Wood floor in bathroom. Nice vanity
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July 27, 2013
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July 26, 2013
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July 26, 2013
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July 23, 2013
Bathroom slik
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July 22, 2013
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July 19, 2013
przeszklone drzwi
dblakeney added this to Bathroom
July 16, 2013
adhonisuh added this to 2d bath
July 13, 2013
great use of empty space in the wall
Mykelle Rulloda added this to mykelle_rulloda's Ideas
July 12, 2013
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July 11, 2013
Amellia Utami added this to bathroom idea
July 9, 2013
simple cute
jojohnson1020 added this to jojohnson1020's ideas
July 7, 2013
shelves in guest bath
joship added this to Living Room Ideas
July 5, 2013
Internal windows
sprecia added this to sprecia's Favorites
July 2, 2013
Good choice for sink in the master bathroom.
jeffkateadams added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 2, 2013
kimlakin added this to kimlakin's Ideas
June 29, 2013
Like the stairs.
Amy Kincaid Hruskoci added this to Windows
June 21, 2013
Window above door
aestone added this to 108 Beverley
June 21, 2013
Window over laundry
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June 19, 2013
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June 18, 2013
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June 18, 2013
d thomas added this to bathroom
June 18, 2013
open shelf for towels and tp
lucy8030 added this to Bathroom Ideas
June 16, 2013
Florencia Fernandez added this to florencia_fernandez's Ideas
June 16, 2013
kcurriemd added this to Kristen's idea book
June 12, 2013
transom above the bathroom door & railing on the stairs
cschappyy added this to cschappyy's Ideas
June 11, 2013
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June 11, 2013
jdcmlsc added this to Bathrooms
June 7, 2013
Guest bath/ kids
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June 5, 2013
Cupboard with soft top for seating
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May 30, 2013
tissue towel
Michelle Schildgen added this to Bathroom
May 29, 2013
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May 27, 2013
ceiling to wall mirror
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May 27, 2013
Inset shelves
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May 26, 2013
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May 26, 2013
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May 25, 2013
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May 24, 2013
Powder room
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May 23, 2013
Built in shelves
tracyhaggarty added this to tracyhaggarty's ideas
May 18, 2013
Like the sink.
tuckerking added this to tuckerking's Ideas
May 16, 2013
Bathroom and stairs
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May 15, 2013
justhan85 added this to justhan85's Ideas
May 10, 2013
condoreno added this to condoreno's ideas
May 10, 2013
openshelves for master bathroom
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May 8, 2013
Side shelves
crinki added this to Master bath
May 7, 2013
Wood shelves, but too dark, texture of cabinet
jgsgnash added this to jgsgnash's ideas
April 28, 2013
Boys bathroom
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April 24, 2013
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April 21, 2013
Nice pic
gingerraaka added this to Bathroom Ideas
April 20, 2013
Kate Moon added this to Bathroom ideas
April 17, 2013
Like the built in shelves to the side of the vanity.
felixkr added this to bathrooms
April 12, 2013
Hallway Color
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April 12, 2013
Built in shelving, master bath
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April 7, 2013
strathearn added this to Syd's bathroom
April 7, 2013
open storage
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April 7, 2013
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April 7, 2013
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April 6, 2013
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April 2, 2013
The sink
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April 1, 2013
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March 31, 2013
Chu y cho de khan
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March 30, 2013
Hall or guest room bath color vanity
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