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CAZNEAUpads Brings Style and Sustainability to Innovative, New Marin County Residences
Two new Marin residences will bridge the Bay Area modern craft traditions with the green approach of sustainable modern design and homebuilding when they open next month at 88/90 Cazneau Avenue in Sausalito.
By: Corey Graham
"This is the modern crafts home for our age," said designer Liz Miranda, who formed the green development company CAZNEAUpads LLC in 2007 with her husband, architect Tim Rempel. "It has integrity and soul. These are unique homes, contextually sensitive to the community, built to have a minimal impact on the environment. We are not your typical developers - we design and build for ourselves, as clients. So we take great pride in our work."
Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty, the luxury real estate firm based in Marin County, California, is pleased to announce that CAZNEAUpads LLC has chosen Corey Graham to represent the sale of the green-designed Sausalito residence.
A Showcase for Non-Toxic, Sustainable Construction
CAZNEAUPads herald a trend towards healthy, environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, modern developments in Marin County. GREENpads' mission is “to create homes which will transform people's lives”. Concerned about the level of pollutants and toxins typically produced by new construction, they are offering their projects as a model for other healthy, new residential complexes.
Some of the green features include low-waste panelized construction, rain screen and lime plaster exterior, a Solar Thermal Hot Water System with Radiant In-Floor Heating, Green Insulations of soy and recycled jeans, Whole House Air Filtration System, and additional sustainable materials and technology. The homes have already been featured on two episodes of the Discovery Channel's Planet Green Network show Renovation Nation with Emmy award-winning host Steve Thomas from This Old House.
Green Living: Innovative, Infill Housing in a Sausalito Setting
Only blocks from downtown Sausalito, these residences put shopping, entertainment, mass transit and other conveniences of an urban lifestyle within walking or cycling distance, yet are just minutes from the Highway 101 corridor.
With intimate harbor views, CAZNEAUpads accents Sausalito's Mediterranean flavor. Yet as one of the oldest communities in Marin, Sausalito presented the husband-and-
The City of Sausalito has championed the new homes and it is considered to be an important green project for the City. Commissioner Peterson said, “It’s going to be one of the few very well-designed buildings on the street. It has been given more thought and consideration than most of the buildings in that neighborhood, especially factoring in the sustainable building element.” And here is a design review notation: “this architectural design introduces a distinctive and creative solution, and takes advantage of the unique characteristics of the site and contributes to the design diversity of Sausalito.”
Bringing Award-Winning, Green-Built Developments to the Bay Area
CAZNEAUpads is the second in a series of green-built developments that GREENpads is planning around the San Francisco Bay Area. GREENpads has been recognized for their 2006 project, 5thSTREETPads. The six green live-work residences in Berkeley, CA, received (1) the popular vote for Best Multi-Family Green Development and the 2006 Build It Green Award and (2) the East Bay AIA's Berkeley Design Advocate 2006 Design Award for Multi-Family Development;