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New Home: Eco Design Goes Victorian

Energy-and-water-saving features hide in a Victorian-looking farmhouse

Written by Amy Elbert
  • Luca Trovato
  • Luca Trovato

    Bench cushion ("Sunscreen"/Gold, Light Blue, Light Green #2105401): Fabricut, 800/999-8200,
    Sheer drapery ("Stripe Sheer"/Tan #ST602, Woven Collection): Kathryn M. Ireland Textiles & Design, 310/246-1906,
    Drapery ("Ajmir"/Vert #1424-48, by Manuel Canovas): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900,
    Drapery hardware: Orion Ornamental Iron, 877/476-6278,
    Chairs; table: owner's collection.
    Chair fabric ("Porter"/Sage #8881, discontinued): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090,
    Wall sconces (antique): Santa Barbara Lights, 805/884-0535,
    Paint: custom.
    Pillows; vase: owner's collection.
    Flooring (reclaimed from Utah bridge): owner's collection.

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    Flooring and fireplace mantel (recycled woods): Allen Associates, 805/884-8777,
    Rug (from Istanbul); sofa; russet-colored sofa pillow; coffee table (antique); secretary (antique); sconces (antique): owner's collection.
    Sofa fabric ("Sandpiper"/Natural #25823-1): Kravet, 888/457-2838,
    Green throw pillows ("Foglia Figured Woven"/Pine #89764-450): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880,
    Pillow trim (#T30368-934): Kravet, 888/457-2838,
    Yellow throw pillows ("Bryce"/Sunflower, discontinued): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090,
    Pillow trim ("Rustica Cord"/Nugget): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777,
    Ceiling light (antique): Santa Barbara Lights, 805/884-0535,
    Art: Waterhouse Gallery, 805/962-8885,
    Paint: custom.
    Brick fire surround: Santa Barbara Stone & Masonry Supplies, 805/963-5891.
    Candle sconces flanking fireplace: Santa Barbara Lights, 805/884-0535,
    Mirror over mantel: Cabana Home, 877/214-0200,

  • Luca Trovato
  • Luca Trovato

    Table and chairs; sideboard (vintage Duncan Phyfe); rug (from Istanbul); chandelier (found and restored); accessories: owner's collection.
    Table lamp (antique tea tin): Summerland Antique Collective, 805/565-3189.
    Drapery ("Rennie"/Gold, Beige #0514302): Vervain, 800/611-8686, Drapery trim ("Triompe"/Blue, Red #3104711): Fabricut, 800/999-8200, Sheer Roman shades ("Highland"/linen scrim in Cream): Carol's Roman Shades, 800/422-1210,
    Drapery hardware: Orion Ornamental Iron, 877/476-6278,
    Paint: custom.

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    Perimeter countertop (Slatescape): Rockmart Slate Corporation, 877/752-8331,
    Island countertop: Carrara marble.
    Cabinetry; cabinetry finish: custom.
    Cabinetry hardware: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, Flooring: cement tiles.
    Shelf corbels: recycled from original house.
    Tile; border tile: NS Ceramic, 805/962-1422,
    Window treatment ("Stripe Sheer"/Blue #ST604, Woven Collection): Kathryn M. Ireland Textiles & Design, 310/246-1906,
    Refrigerator ("Profile"): GE Appliances, 800/626-2005,
    Beverage center: Sub-Zero Inc., 800/222-7820,
    Range ("Epicure," 48-inch): Dacor, 800/793-0093,
    Vent: Vulcan Vent, 916/652-7424,
    Kitchen sink: Rohl, 800/777-9762,
    Faucet: Grohe, 800/444-7643,
    Drinking water: Aquel,
    Dishwasher: Miele, 800/843-7231,
    Pendant lights over island; oven hood: owner's collection. Sconce over window (custom): Steven Handelman Studios, 805/962-5119,
    Paint: custom.
    Bar stool ("La Tour Counter Stool"/Semois Blue): Pierre Deux, 888/743-7732,

  • Luca Trovato
  • Luca Trovato

    Chairs: The Pine Trader Antiques, 805/688-8700.
    Window treatment ("Stripe Sheer"/Blue #ST604, Woven Collection): Kathryn M. Ireland Textiles & Design, 310/246-1906,
    Shades ("Chloe"/Blue): Pierre Deux, 888/743-7732,
    Chandelier; table covers; accessories: owner's collection.
    Paint: custom.

  • Luca Trovato

    Chair: Barcalounger,
    Library table (antique); accessories: owner's collection.

  • Luca Trovato
  • Luca Trovato
  • Luca Trovato

    Bed ("Acorn"): Kolkka Furniture, 650/327-5001,
    Mattress: Land and Sky Organic, 800/755-7667,
    Drapery ("Milford"/Gold #2008156-424): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563,
    Roman shades ("Capri"/Soft White): Roman Shades, 800/422-1210,
    Tables: Nadeau, Table lamps: owner's collection.
    Bed skirt: Anthropologie, 800/309-2500,
    Bedding: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Chandelier ("Barcelona"/Black #CH121): Steven Handelman Studios, 805/962-5119,
    Chair: Sofa U Love, 818/504-9922,
    Chair fabric; pillow on chair: owner's collection.
    Paint: custom.

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    Tile; decorative tile border: NS Ceramics, 805/962-1422,
    Vanity countertop: Carrara marble.
    Sinks; tub: Kohler, 800/456-4537,
    Sink faucets; tub faucet: Rohl, 800/777-9762,
    Tub lights: Cree, 800/533-2583,
    Lighting: Steven Handelman Studios, 805/962-5119, Drapery: Osborne & Little, 877/322-7420,
    Paint: custom.

  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.