Overlooking the bluffs of Pacific Palisades, California, the ultra-sustainable Vicino House features 180-degree views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Bay. The original house, built in the mid 1950’s, was gutted and rehabilitated into a LEED platinum marvel. Additional square footage was added to the final design, which incorporates a remarkable range of sustainable and energy-efficient systems and materials.
During the design phase, Tim McCarthy of Forma Design Group adopted the project mantra “sustainable living and luxury design.” It was of equal importance to developer and owner, Michael Gottlieb that the house stretch the common conception of what a sustainable home looks like.
The completed building envelope achieved a rating 75% higher than California’s strict Title 24 energy codes. Throughout the design and construction, the house team developed and implemented entirely new strategies and methods to deliver high-end luxury in a very sustainable package.