Like a phoenix, this magnificent sustainable house rose from the ashes of an area in Northern California previously ravaged by wildfire. Spanning 4,635 sq. ft. across two levels, the Marigardo House in Oakland boasts a unique facade finished with intricate design details hidden among the pair of overhanging roofs, warm wood paneling and a solid concrete base that holds it all together. In contrast, this home’s sleek, modern interiors are bright, white and stretch to no end through the sliding gallery-style windows. What truly makes this beautiful house shine is its energy efficiency. This environmentally conscious design by the architects at Plumbob LLC is now in the running to receive the highest rating from the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System – the Marigardo House could soon be known as Northern California’s first LEED-H Platinum custom home. Solar collectors ensure that this home operates its five bedrooms, five bathrooms and in-law suite off the power grid. This eco-friendly house design also incorporates a green roof, a rainwater collection system, a passive geothermal system as well as passive solar heat gained through the floor-to-ceiling glass walls and rooftop solar panels. Plumbob LLC.