Paul Kilduf, Special to the Chronicle
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Remodeling a house with the latest green technology and decorating touches is not for people who want things quick, cheap and easy. Not only are these products – from blue jean insulation to recycled glass tiles – hard to find, they’re far more expensive than the conventional options.
Still, husband-and-wife team Kate Stoia and Rony Maoz were committed to going as green as possible in their third and most ambitious remodeling project.
Their house, dug into a hillside in San Francisco’s Corona Heights neighborhood, which overlooks the Castro, wasn’t much to look at when they bought it in December 2006.