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Striking sustainable smart home perched hillside in Mill Valley

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Designed by Zack|de Vito Architecture + Construction this contemporary sustainable smart home is located hillside on a wooded site in Mill Valley, California. Comprised of 4,012 square feet of living space spread out over three levels, there are a total of five bedroom and four-and-a-half bathrooms. The minimal, elongated facade mimics the axis of the road, while terracing down the hillside. Upon entrance into the home, you will notice that the aesthetic is that of a modern, grown-up treehouse. Soaring ceilings and expansive floor-to-ceiling glass captures magnificent views across the valley. Sliding glass panels blurs indoor-outdoor boundaries, leading out to spacious decks—quintessential California living!

This spectacular home was spotted listed for sale on the real estate website Payton + Binnings for $4,995,000.

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Everything in this home is high tech and highly energy efficient, including photovoltaics, heat pump and heat recovery system, energy saving LED lighting, as well as a scalable Control4™ system throughout (smart home technology). Materials are either pre-weathered or maintenance-free, providing to a minimal backdrop to living. The main level showcases an open concept layout, while bedroom zones are more cozy and private. This creates a natural function for entertaining guests or for everyday family living.

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What We Love: This sustainable smart home features finely crafted details that are mega-impressive. A floor-to-ceiling bookshelf in the living room, multi-level steel and acrylic staircase, flawless milwork, plus an intelligent floor plan that can support an extended family… or even work from home. Readers, what are your thoughts on this smart home, would you consider buying it if the price were right? Let us know in the comments below!

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The entrance into the home is at the top level, clad in CorTen steel panels.

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The image above features a glimpse of one of the properties three master bedroom suites. It can only be described as spacious, bright and airy… love the views!

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RELATED: Beautiful Mill Valley retreat with a treehouse feel

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Photos: Bruce Damonte

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