Calle Del Mar

Ecological Project Design

  • Existing structure with excellent southern exposure.

Mindful Materials Handling

  • Recycling
    • Cardboard, metal, paper and wood were recycled during project construction.
    • Saw dust was composted.
  • Reusing
    • Existing Douglas Fir stairway was repurposed into new loft ladder.
  • Salvaging
    • Salvaged beams used in guest cabin additions.
    • Sand excavated from site used as fill for other project.

Sustainable Materials Integration

  • 85% of framing lumber was FSC-certified.
  • Clay floor (made from soil excavated from site) was used for lower level finished floor.

Carbon Footprint Reduction

  • Set up for future solar PV system.
  • Rigid foam insulation installed below new roofing for additional R-value.

Healthy Interiors

  • UltraTouch cotton insulation used throughout home.
  • Low-VOC adhesives.
  • Low-VOC paint used on drywall.

Resource Conservation

  • Dual-flush toilets replaced existing fixtures.
  • Low-water landscaping installed.


Inquire with Vida about the possibilities for your renovation, addition or new construction.
Call (415) 868-8881 or email

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