Real Estate Report: San Francisco's First Passive House
Originally published on California Home + Design
Where: 4564 19th Street
What: New construction in Eureka Valley, this 4-bed, 5.5-bath house replaced a dilapidated house from 1912 and went to contract before it was finished, and "Pending" at $3.8M.
A collaboration between Hood + Thomas Architects and Ewen Utting of ENU Construction– dubbed Equilibrium House, this luxury spec project is designed to the European Passivhaus standard. Decreasing the need for heating while managing interior air quality and comfort levels, Passivhaus construction standards are increasingly common in Europe but rarely seen in the US.
Mounted away from the wall, the skylit staircase is illuminated with fiber optic LEDs and set against a four-story wall of molded panels.