Indeed, all three buildings on Gift and Peterman’s 30-acre site were developed to maximize repurposed, recycled, non-toxic, sustainably harvested, and durable materials. Prime examples are cabinetry and a floating staircase’s treads, both of which are made from a black oak felled by a windstorm on the site four years earlier. That material melds poetically with recycled steel beams, natural plaster surfaces, and kitchen countertops recycled from the lanes of a former bowling alley. Similar combinations are seen outside, with cement-fiber panels and corrugated metal juxtaposed to recycled cedar barnwood siding that reveals patina, graffiti, and barn paint.
via All Natural: A house exemplifies passive strategies and embraces non-toxic materials. – Best Green Houses – Greensource Magazine.