Laurel Avenue

Innovative green building techniques and materials are the keystone of this 3,500 square foot new home known as the "Taiji Residence." Thoughtfully located concrete walls collect the daytime sun’s energy and release it as heat at night. Healthy materials include natural clay plaster, countertops made of recycled paper, FSC lumber, wood repurposed from the house that formerly occupied the site and bamboo flooring and cabinets finished with natural oils.



  • Winner of the Sustainable San Mateo Green Building Award, 2008
  • Winner of first place in a poll conducted by Build it Green