Greening the McMansion: Simplifying a Grand Home

An over-the-top development house comes down to earth through a combination of natural, earthy materials and a melding of multicultural shapes and colors. The result is a phoenix rising from upscale mediocrity.

Reused stone set against alder bookshelves and a terra-cotta floor changed the cold surfaces of the study into a warm and inviting space.
Photo By Joe Coca