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Green Space: Brotherly Advice

An architect's eco message inspires his sister's cross-country renovation

Written by Amy Elbert




Karen Bergman and John Thyfault’s daughters Isabelle and Julia.

Lyptus cabinetry: The Village Collection, 650/594-0152.Hardware (9464 series): Omnia Industries, 973/239-7272.
Countertops (recycled glass and concrete): IceStone, 718/624-4900,
Backsplash tile (recycled glass): UltraGlas, 800/777-2332,
Ovens; range hood: Viking, 888/845-4641,
Cooktop: Sub-Zero/Wolf, 800/332-9513.
Microwave: Dacor, 800/793-0093,
Main sink ("Orca’’ #ORX-110); island sink ("Regatta’’ #RGX 110): Franke Kitchen Systems Division, 800/626-5771.
Faucets ("Stratos’’ #06695000): Hansgrohe, 800/334-0455.
White oak flooring: Bruce Bauer Lumber, 650/948-1089,
Wall paint ("Norfolk Cream’’ #261, Eco Spec Low VOC); trim paint ("White Dove’’ Eco Spec Low VOC): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
Windows ("Integrity’’): Marvin Windows & Doors, 888/537-8268,
Table, chairs: Ligne Roset,
Light fixture: Fire & Water, 212/475-3106,
Bar stools ("Compasso d’Oro’’): Design Within Reach, 866/377-0825,