Get Smart: Contact Shades of Green
Aesthetically Pleasing, Highly Sustainable
Few homes can boast of having an actual website, but Helene Marsh's Tiburon Bay House in San Francisco does. As one of the first LEED-H Platinum certified homes in California, it has a stunning sustainable landscape design by Shades of Green Landscaping. This design includes gabion walls and lots of native plants (to better withstand drought conditions) including a low-maintenance lawn, requiring half the water of a regular lawn. They also recycled concrete slabs from the previous home to create the patio (left) while ensuring every surface was permeable (except for the driveway).