A smart family home on so many levels
Please don't call it split-level. It's a split plane house. Architect Jesse Bornstein modifies a classic idea for a modern age, crafting a home that feels spacious and open yet intimate -- a private refuge graced with functional beauty.
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Bornstein( Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times )
Bornsteins house cleverly minimizes its presence from the street. The low-water garden and recycled-concrete driveway are just two of many green elements, which include solar panels on the roof, a solar heat exchanger that keeps the pool warm, and a multizone, radiant heating system for the floors.
Inside the Bornstein home
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