The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego

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June 29, 2013
Originally published in America the Beautiful
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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.    This originally appeared in How to Design with White.
    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.
    This originally appeared in How to Design with White.
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  The Shayan House takes full advantage of its canyon site.
    The Shayan House takes full advantage of its canyon site.
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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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
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  A Nelson sofa sits on a handmade Persian Mahi rug in the living room.
    A Nelson sofa sits on a handmade Persian Mahi rug in the living room.
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  In the kitchen, custom walnut cabinetry and Caesarstone counters are paired with Bertoia stools and Ikea pendant lamps.
    In the kitchen, custom walnut cabinetry and Caesarstone counters are paired with Bertoia stools and Ikea pendant lamps.
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  Pink & Brown’s Corkscrew Pendant Lamp lights the stair leading to the  family room
    Pink & Brown’s Corkscrew Pendant Lamp lights the stair leading to the family room
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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.
    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.
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  The living room is populated with a molded plywood Eames chair and a vintage Italian lamp.
    The living room is populated with a molded plywood Eames chair and a vintage Italian lamp.
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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.
    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.
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  Outside, a set of Bertoia chairs offer an appealing perch around a vintage glass-and-metal table.
    Outside, a set of Bertoia chairs offer an appealing perch around a vintage glass-and-metal table.
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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.”
    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.”
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  The floor plan of the Shayan House.
    The floor plan of the Shayan House.
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