For Sale: San Francisco Wind-Powered Home


If you are in the market for a zero-energy home in San Francisco's Mission District that comes with its own wind turbine, you are in luck.

According to a news story on, La Casa Verde is on the market. The 4,800 square-foot home was designed by John Lum Architecture and built by Meridian Builders and Developers as part of Sunset Magazine's 2007 Idea House Program. Even within a city with no shortage of architectural landmarks, La Casa Verde is unique because of its Skystream 3.7 wind turbine. The home is believed to be the first San Francisco private residence to include this particular renewable energy source.

The house also includes a solar water-heating system and rainwater tanks – as well as an indoor lap pool, which clearly benefits from such renewable features.

Even before construction was completed, La Casa Verde attracted local attention, both as an example of clean technology in construction and as example of inventive home remodeling. Open house tours will be conducted at La Casa Verde through the end of this month.

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