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Class & Comfort

Chic, modern and eco-friendly home in Palo Alto, California.



Vast expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows eliminate need for artificial light during daylight hours. Sunlight paints the walls of the great room, dramatic with its high ceilings and yet comfortable with its generous sofa, soft wool carpet, and rustic coffee table.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Energy, space, and cost efficiency were the names of the game for interior designer Sandra Slater. Her house is a token to classy, sophisticated architectural and interior design.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Sandra calls this her “Living Wall.” She displays seasonal blooms in these gracefully sculpted and mounted vases positioned just adjacent to the bubbling serenity of her entryway fountain.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Sandra Slater’s single-family home between the commercial and residential sections of Palo Alto, California. Cheryl Barton designed the sustainable landscape that capitalizes on graywater irrigation.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Cheng Designs created this water sculpture, an auditory component of the home’s intricate sensory design, for the entryway.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Commingling modern beauty and green design, Sandra’s kitchen boasts Plyboo, a flooring material of sustainable bamboo grass; a concrete countertop with recycled and natural objects embedded into its surface; and a built-in recycling window. The kitchen retains a functional domain of its own yet merges naturally into the communal living area—making the area ideal for entertaining. The FSC-certified cherry shelves below are functional, green, and attractive pieces in the kitchen.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood shapes the master bathroom’s cabinets and sink basin. The recycled cedar shower floor—based on a Japanese bathhouse—resists moisture-driven decay and exudes a delicious woodsy aroma.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Vast expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows eliminate need for artificial light during daylight hours. Sunlight paints the walls of the great room, dramatic with its high ceilings and yet comfortable with its generous sofa, soft wool carpet, and rustic coffee table.
Sandra’s bedroom is a serene mix of modern art and Asian influences.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Vast expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows eliminate need for artificial light during daylight hours. Sunlight paints the walls of the great room, dramatic with its high ceilings and yet comfortable with its generous sofa, soft wool carpet, and rustic coffee table.
Vast expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows eliminate need for artificial light during daylight hours. Sunlight paints the walls of the great room, dramatic with its high ceilings and yet comfortable with its generous sofa, soft wool carpet, and rustic coffee table.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Tumbled river rocks at the base of the Living Wall reflect natural light. Sandra’s home, an aesthetic integration of outside and inside, transforms natural materials into elegant art.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Light dances on wood, stone, and plaster surfaces in the home. The wooden sink basin adds rich texture to the master bathroom.
Photography by Mark Luthringer
Plaster walls create texture, warmth, and a light-absorbent surface. Muted blue and brown enhance the calming ambience.
Photography by Mark Luthringer











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