Harriet Burke and daughter Kathy Scheidemen turned their Goleta home into an eco-friendly space
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Pardon Our Dust: Mom and daughter in Goleta go green

Harriet Burke and her daughter Kathy Scheidemen are shown outside their tract home in Goleta, which underwent an environmentally sensitive remodel to the tune of $300,000.

Pardon Our Dust: Goleta home’s green remodel gives mother and daughter space (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The home features vaulted ceilings and skylights that open for air flow. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The mother and daughter decided to split the house in two sections, with the latter taking the original living room. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Kathy Scheidemen walks through the doorway that connects the separate quarters. The kitchen is shared space. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Scheidemen is shown in her living quarters. Her bedroom is on the left and the doorway on the right connects her living room to shared kitchen. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Scheidemen, in her living room, says she scoured the Internet for old doors and other salvaged materials. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Sycamore shelves and molding are some of the eco features in Kathy Scheidemen’s living quarters. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Also in Scheidemen’s area is a beam is made of compound wood, sycamore shelves, cupboards, and moldings, plus there’s a ventilation space between the top of the wall behind the fireplace and the ceiling (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Scheidemen’s bedroom features a skylight and walnut floor. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Scheidemen says that though the original layout had bedrooms to spare, she couldn’t see herself moving into one of them. “That would be like being 12 again,” she said. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Scheidemen’s bathroom has a large mirror from the Biltmore, found at a used furniture store. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
What used to be concrete has been replaced by permeable pavers leading to Scheidemen’s private entrance. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Solar panels help power the home. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
The pool has a solar-powered heater. Though the remodel was intended for each woman to have her own privacy, the mother and daughter say the door between their two living areas is rarely closed. “I’m really proud that we did it,” says Burke of the improvements.

Pardon Our Dust: Goleta home’s green remodel gives mother and daughter space (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
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