Green Development Project

Berkeley, CA


Maurice Levitch wanted to design and build a ground up green project so this is it!

He learned about the lot from a chance meeting at the Berkeley building department. This led to his purchasing, designing, building and selling two, 2,000 square-foot, award-winning, Green Point Rated homes.

Each home is a mirror image of the other. The home in the rear has parking served by the mid-block alley, which allows for a common courtyard.

The homes are designed and built using using the Whole Systems Approach, incorporating Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), a highly stable, prefabricated wall and roof system. Wide overhangs help to shield the homes from sun and weather. Inside, spaces are bright and airy thanks to open floor plans, soaring ceilings and ample daylight from windows, clerestories and transoms. Other green features include countertops made with recycled glass and radiant heating.

For more information visit Seventh Haven Homes or Case Study by Eco Home Magazine.


Before & After

Green Development before
Green Development deconstruction