What makes this sleek living room more eco-friendly than most?

  • The vaulted ceiling is recycled douglas fir. Quick fact: The total energy required to produce wood flooring from virgin wood is about 13 times what’s required for reclaimed flooring. Another quick fact: The U.S. Environmental Protection Association (EPA) estimates there’s nearly 30 million tons of wood in the waste stream that could be recovered and reused.
  • Large shaded openings encourage passive cooling and cross ventilation which reduces energy use and the homeowner’s carbon footprint.

Project Name: Red Box

Project Type: 2 story addition to one story home

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Designer: Jeremy levine design


Photo courtesy of Jeremy Levine / CC by 2.0