The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego

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June 29, 2013
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  A vintage lamp and George Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Spool clock 
embody the mid-century feel of Soheil and Nima Nakhshab’s design for a California family home.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    A vintage lamp and George Nelson’s Marshmallow sofa and Spool clock embody the mid-century feel of Soheil and Nima Nakhshab’s design for a California family home.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  The Shayan House takes full advantage of its canyon site.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    The Shayan House takes full advantage of its canyon site.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  Parents Mitra and Sasan Nakhshab join sons Nima and Soheil (with daughter, Sofia) and Soheil’s girlfriend, Susana Mora (with son, Shayan), on the main floor.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    Parents Mitra and Sasan Nakhshab join sons Nima and Soheil (with daughter, Sofia) and Soheil’s girlfriend, Susana Mora (with son, Shayan), on the main floor.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  The flat roof of the Nakhshabs’ energy-efficient home is topped with photo-voltaic panels. It is the first single-family LEED Gold–certified residence in San Diego.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    The flat roof of the Nakhshabs’ energy-efficient home is topped with photo-voltaic panels. It is the first single-family LEED Gold–certified residence in San Diego.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  A Nelson sofa sits on a handmade Persian Mahi rug in the living room.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    A Nelson sofa sits on a handmade Persian Mahi rug in the living room.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  In the kitchen, custom walnut cabinetry and Caesarstone counters are paired with Bertoia stools and Ikea pendant lamps.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    In the kitchen, custom walnut cabinetry and Caesarstone counters are paired with Bertoia stools and Ikea pendant lamps.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  Pink & Brown’s Corkscrew Pendant Lamp lights the stair leading to the  family room  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    Pink & Brown’s Corkscrew Pendant Lamp lights the stair leading to the family room

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  Part of a 1,000-square-foot space the brothers designed for their parents, the master bath features a Whittington Marlon bathtub from Signature Hardware.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    Part of a 1,000-square-foot space the brothers designed for their parents, the master bath features a Whittington Marlon bathtub from Signature Hardware.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  The living room is populated with a molded plywood Eames chair and a vintage Italian lamp.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    The living room is populated with a molded plywood Eames chair and a vintage Italian lamp.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  Soheil steps into the music and screening room, which is concealed behind a masonry-veneered door. “We were able to hide a lot of the square footage below the main level, but not in a way that would hurt the design,” he says.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    Soheil steps into the music and screening room, which is concealed behind a masonry-veneered door. “We were able to hide a lot of the square footage below the main level, but not in a way that would hurt the design,” he says.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  Outside, a set of Bertoia chairs offer an appealing perch around a vintage glass-and-metal table.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    Outside, a set of Bertoia chairs offer an appealing perch around a vintage glass-and-metal table.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  Brothers Nima and Soheil relax in the family room on an Eames lounge chair and a custom sofa they designed. “Mid-century architecture draws the outdoor environment indoors,” says Soheil. “There’s a lot of natural light, a lot of ventilation.”  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    Brothers Nima and Soheil relax in the family room on an Eames lounge chair and a custom sofa they designed. “Mid-century architecture draws the outdoor environment indoors,” says Soheil. “There’s a lot of natural light, a lot of ventilation.”

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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  The floor plan of the Shayan House.  Photo by: Ye Rin Mok
    The floor plan of the Shayan House.

    Photo by: Ye Rin Mok

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