Zephyr Lists San Francisco’s Cutting Edge Eco-Restoration and LEED Platinum Victorian Home
Posted by Melody Foster — February 28, 2013
San Francisco, CA– Zephyr agent Julie Reber has listed San Francisco’s most eco-friendly 19th Century home, located at 1436 Sanchez Street in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood. The Sanchez Street home will debut on Sunday, March 3, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
eco+historical homes is dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of historic San Francisco homes and leads the green residential revolution in its progressive series of rehabilitation and expansion projects. Historic homes are the soul of our city, and the mission of eco+historical homes is to cleanse them of toxic finishes and components and rebuild them with sustainable and reclaimed materials.
The five-bedroom, three and a half-bathroom 1903 Victorian showcases mindful reconstruction while maintaining San Francisco's distinctive historical style. Designed for modern living and with an eye toward high design and low environmental impact, 1436 Sanchez was designed to target the ultimate Green imprimatur – the LEED Platinum certification. This home follows their 2012 project at 1566 Sanchez Street, which was recently certified as the seventh LEED Platinum detached home in San Francisco.
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, the health of its occupants and the health of the planet.
“The exceptional appearance of the classic and original Victorian façade belies the magnitude of a contemporary, re-engineered and thoughtfully-designed home,” commented Reber, a Top Producer at Zephyr for the past five years and Premiere Property agent in Zephyr’s Pacific Heights office. “With a sense of personal privacy, the atmosphere also creates an enticing space for classic social events,” she added.
In addition to the five bedrooms and three and a half baths on three well proportioned levels, there is three feet of separation from both adjacent houses. The property features a two-car garage wired for electric car charger plus abundant storage, professionally-designed gardens, a 12' folding wall of windows, and built-in breakfast nook. The lower level includes an additional private entrance, two bedrooms and a bath, plus a kitchenette making it an ideal for an au pair or in-laws.
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with $1.5 billion in annual gross sales in 2012 and a current roster of more than 200 full-time agents. In 2010, Zephyr launched its new website, which has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visitwww.zephyrsf.com.