The first Marin Designer's showcase I designed, was built in collaboration with Eric Corey Freed, an architect with green sensibilities at the very beginning of the movement towards sustainable construction in the bay area. I asked him to use only re-use materials beginning with some old 10" by 10" beams seen here as the stairway to the loft The bottom of the stairs is a moveable section making it pass code although I wouldn't suggest it, without a guide wire rail. All the walls were painted with lyme paint as you see in many of my projects. We used and replaced as little as possible from the existing room. The project was picked up for a feature on HGTV Sensible Chic Show.

Photo by Bill Reitzel