The environmentally sensitive addition and remodel to a dilapidated house in Fairfax creates the perfect, nurturing house for an active and growing family. The original house captured the incredible views over Marin County with a straight-on view of Mt. Tamalpais. However the house lacked any real connection to the beautiful wooded site below. By shifting the living spaces downstairs, the house still offers the same views, that are now framed by dramatic openings, and is oriented around flow to a previously ignored yard and a new pool. The house is entirely powered by photovoltaic array and the details are all designed to make the house more sustainable with a nearly net-zero energy consumption.