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Carver Contemporary Kitchen, San Francisco

A Platinum LEED Certified home, this 2,400 sq. ft. ground-up house features environmentally-conscious materials and systems throughout including photovoltaic panels, finishes and radiant heating. Features of the comfortable family home include a skylight oculus, glass stair-rail panels, wood ceilings and room dividers, a soaking tub, and a roof deck with panoramic views.
The project development process was collaborative, during which the team worked closely with the architect to design and execute custom construction detailing.

Architect: Daren Joy Design
Example of a trendy kitchen design in San Francisco with stainless steel appliances — Houzz

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olgam wrote:
what kind of wood floor made from?
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Barker O'Donoghue Master Builders
The radiant system pictured above was installed through a warmboard subfloor system. If you already have a forced air system in your house adding the radiant heat as a second heating system just for the basement will most likely be an expensive exercise, even though your feet would love it.
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Thank you for the reply. I will check out warmboard. I have been looking around online and am starting to realize that radiant floors may be too costly. (I do have forced air upstairs already.) But I have major allergies so my sinuses and lungs, as well as my feet, would love radiant.
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Who made your booth seating? - Was this custom made or can you share your resource if it is an "ordered" item. I often incorporate booths in my plans but am always making them from "scratch" to have a ready-made resource. Thanks!
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CityLiving Banquettes & Booths
You can get this banquette made by CityLiving Banquettes & Booths in Chicago. They ship nationwide and will build whatever size and style you want. Visit their website at or call 312-335-0711.
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Thanks so much!
sofyamit wrote:
what type of wood floor is used on this photo - what type of wood floor is used on this photo
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Barker O'Donoghue Master Builders
Its String line birch
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Stunning floor
walterdill wrote:
I am restoring/customizing a 30' long 1956 Airfloat Land Yacht travel trailer and want to build a round banquette at the end. The width of the space will be around 6' 6". From your experience, is this big enough for a comfortable banquette? Walter Dill
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Emily H
Whoa, what a great project! I'd be really interested in seeing how it turns out for you.
Atlanta Legacy Homes, Inc. wrote:
Clear Stair Rail System - who and where is it made? - I am restoring a contemporary house in Atlanta and would love to use this type of stair rail system (clear, I am assuming is Plexiglas?) What is the thickness? Where can I find it? I would really appreciate your feedback.
travelngal wrote:
radiant heated floors and cooling - In a house that has radiant heated floors do you still need the traditional AC system that blows cooled air through ducts?
K B wrote:
Innovative home--could you please tell me - What is that on the wall facing front next to the refrigerator? Is it a picture or some utilitarian device? Thanks very much for your time.
H D wrote:
Orange/grey - I am having trouble choosing an orange, grey, white/cream combo for great room. What paint colors did you use here? Thx!
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jiggymace wrote:
Can you tell me who made your booth?- love it!
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sarahgharrelson wrote:
where is table from? is it square?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Amy Renea added this to Creating Nests in Open-Plan Spaces
A restaurant-style booth in vivid orange adds a comfortable nook without compromising style in this modern kitchen.
Lindsey M. Roberts added this to Floors Warm Up to Radiant Heat
If you don't like the look of concrete, wood is a classy alternative to top radiant-flooring systems, as in this San Francisco house by Barker O'Donoghue Master Builders.
Mariana Pickering (Emu Building Science) added this to How to Add a Radiant Heat System
Who to hire: A general contractor and a plumber can install the system as part of an overall renovation. Make sure you select someone with experience in this particular kind of renovation. The general contractor or an outside energy consultant needs to be experienced enough to understand the effect radiant heating and cooling will have on your energy consumption, based on your house’s thermal envelope.Cost range: This is a major upgrade and can cost $25 to $30 per square foot for the entire system design and installation. However, keep in mind that a hydronic system has an advantage over an electric system: It can be used for cooling as well as heating. You can also reap extra savings by combining it with more efficient heat production systems, such as a heat pump or solar water heater. Here in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, for example, one-third of all heat production in a home must be through renewables, a requirement that is best met in underfloor heating by combining a hydronic system with one of these renewable energy systems.

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The use of a bold color could be interesting
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