The sunroom on the front of the house has a built-in window seat perfect for relaxing and reading. Floors throughout the house are made from lumber from an old Utah railroad trestle that had been demolished. The Douglas fir was shipped to California, where it was milled and planed into planks for tongue-and-groove floorboards. After installation, the floors were treated with an eco-friendly water-based Bona Mega finish.
Dual-pane wood windows by Lowen are low-E (emissivity) to conserve energy and cut cooling and heating costs. Linen-cotton blend draperies can be closed for more temperature control and add color to the cozy room. Sheer linens curtains provide privacy from the street.
Bench cushion ("Sunscreen"/Gold, Light Blue, Light Green #2105401): Fabricut, 800/999-8200, fabricut.com.
Sheer drapery ("Stripe Sheer"/Tan #ST602, Woven Collection): Kathryn M. Ireland Textiles & Design, 310/246-1906, kathrynireland.com.
Drapery ("Ajmir"/Vert #1424-48, by Manuel Canovas): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Drapery hardware: Orion Ornamental Iron, 877/476-6278, ironartbyorion.com.
Chairs; table: owner's collection.
Chair fabric ("Porter"/Sage #8881, discontinued): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
Wall sconces (antique): Santa Barbara Lights, 805/884-0535, santabarbaralights.com.
Pillows; vase: owner's collection.
Flooring (reclaimed from Utah bridge): owner's collection.