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The interior is brightly illuminated via the numerous low-e glazed windows by Marvin. They're thermally insulating and also help reduce noise from the neighboring BART track. One detail I really loved was the small corner window in the upper right of the photo, which faces west and allows the residents to view the setting sun in the evenings.  "Maintaining sight lines throughout the house was really important to us," says Ian.

The red and green chairs (whose forms are abstracted dogs) in the foreground are custom-built by Oakland-based furniture maker 

Ashley Eriksmoen.  Building Green in Albany by Diana Budds