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    A Malibu retreat that is modern, fresh and fire resistant


    ( Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times ) By Barbara Thornburg

    Architects Nick Roberts and Cory Buckner crafted a 700-square-foot weekend home in the hills above Malibu with the dual goals of not only creating a sustainable design but also making it fire resistant. Exterior colors blend with the landscape, and recycled and renewable materials minimize the home's carbon footprint. Perhaps more important to the couple -- victims of not one but two wildfires in 1993 -- is the structure's noncombustible shell, deep-set fire-resistant windows and other features evident at every turn.






















    A Malibu retreat that is modern, fresh and fire resistant - latimes.com

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    This is practical and I am glad to see it. Now-for a larger one...
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    fugly, and wtf is with the particle board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    fugly, and wtf is with the particle board?

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    Its a start! They have got to work on fire-proof houses there. A must.
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    People resistant, taste resistant...
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    I like it for a getaway, except for the chipboard or whatever that is. I really hope it's only a temporary finish, b/c I can't get past it.
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    The LOTR/ET curtain fabric is a winner too. Pity it's fire resistant because that's exactly what it needs. All of it.
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    Hm, I dunno.
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    the particle board and curtains need to die. i do want to steal a lot of their chairs though.
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    yuck to it all... the particle board and the shag rug should die.
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    LOL! It looks like 5th-grade Summer Camp!

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    i like/love the particle board. i also love the chairs & the coffee table.
    but i think i'd repaint it, throw out the curtains & rug, change the kitchen cabinets and sell the bubble lamps.

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    ugh..... looks like someplace police would take you to question you.

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    And TINY. Right?

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    Urg! It looks like seom communist-era place... It can be sustainable, fire-proof AND attractive you know....
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