The Hillside House by SB Architects Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, this custom home is the first LEED for Homes Platinum certified house in Marin County, and one of only a handful in the state of California. The versatility of Eldorado Stone is seen in a highly contemporary designed home in Northern California that has earned LEED-H Platinum certification. This is considered the highest possible level of distinction one can achieve in the building industry for sustainable building practices. LEED certification is a rating system created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and is the oldest and most rigorous rating system in the world. Located across the bay in Mill Valley from San Francisco, the "Hillside Home" as it is called, is the first LEED-H Platinum custom home in Marin County, California and only the second home in all of Northern California to achieve this goal. The home was designed by Scott Lee, President of SB Architects in San Francisco. "My wife and I wanted to move to Marin County to give us more space and a closer proximity to the great outdoors where we could raise our children," says Lee. "When we began contemplating the idea of building a home on the lot we purchased, we wanted to keep with the architectural character found in the area -- you'll find an extensive use of natural materials, stone and wood in homes here. We also wanted to build something highly sustainable to reflect our architectural style and commitment ...

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