Guided tour attendees are encouraged to visit the Mill Valley Design District businesses in and around Miller Avenue for fun and surprises.

High-end kitchen system maker Henrybuilt on Miller Avenue will serve as the launchpad for American Institute of Architects San Francisco‘s June 17th guided “Made in Marin: Reed House + Mill Valley Design District” tour of an innovative Homestead home that features a groundbreaking prefabricated bamboo panel structural wall system that eliminates traditional wood framing. Henrybuilt, right in the heart of Miller Avenue, serves as the tour hub, where attendees can pick up tickets, socialize, and hear a quick teaser about the featured home.

The home, owned by former Pulitzer Prize-nominated war correspondent and 2016 Milley Award winner Jacques Leslie and his wife Leslie, features a design from 361 Architecture that complemented their environmental ethic but also their need for a healthy home. With the help of Roth LaMotte Landscape ArchitectureSpellbound Construction and energy consultant Beyond Efficiency, 361’s Daniel Weaver created “a highly sustainable, super energy efficient and healthy home with net zero energy goals,” according to the tour description. “The project concept focused on wrapping the buildings and gardens around the central patio and pool, with views from each room. 

In an interesting twist, the tour also incorporates the array of businesses within the Mill Valley Design District, a group of innovative, design-focused businesses on and around Miller Avenue that includes HenrybuiltRevelation, Poet and/the BenchKress Jack at Home, Bloomingayles, Guideboat, Chambers + Chambers Architects and 7 on Locust. Those businesses will be having some surprise promotions for tour attendees.

The 411: The American Institute of Architects San Francisco’s “Made in Marin: Reed House + Mill Valley Design District” tours begin at Henrybuilt and run from 11am-3pm on June 17 . Henrybuilt is at 356 Miller Avenue. Tix are $20 for AIASF members and $30 for general admission. MORE INFO & TIX.

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