LEED Platinum Home Addition in Venice

This is the Brooks Residence, and it’s one of the 10 highest LEED-rated homes in California.  Located in Venice, California, the craftsman-style home received 109 points and is one of about 40 local homes certified under the LEED for Homes program.  It was built by Rick Arreola and designed by Duvivier Architects for principle Isabelle Duvivier, who wanted to modernize the existing home with more space, light, and sustainability.

The first floor was opened and expanded to create a larger living and kitchen, as shown in the pictures.  At the same time, Duvivier sought to increase natural light and ventilation through carefully placed windows, solar tubes, and skylights.

To conserve energy, there’s 2