El Camino Real

Ecological Project Design

  • Small addition built within existing house footprint.

Mindful Materials Handling

  • Recycling
    • Cardboard, metal, paper and wood were recycled during project construction.
  • Reusing
    • Exterior hardware was donated to Building REsources.
    • Interior finish items (cabinetry, electrical and plumbing fixtures, towel bars) were donated to Building REsources.
  • Salvaging
    • New front door, windows and exterior trim were custom-made with salvaged old-growth redwood.

Sustainable Materials Integration

  • Framing material was FSC-certified lumber.
  • Interior trim was reclaimed redwood.
  • New exterior siding was milled from FSC-certified redwood chosen to match the original siding.
  • Cabinet boxes are FSC-certified plywood.

Carbon Footprint Reduction

  • New high-efficiency appliances installed.
  • New windows and doors with insulated glazing and low-e coatings.

Healthy Interiors

  • UltraTouch Cotton insulation was used in floors, ceilings and walls.
  • Natural oil-based wood finish used on trim.


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

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