Do you live in a locavore home?
Hear the words 'locally sourced,' 'sustainable' and 'artisanal,' and you're likely to think of the Bay Area culinary movement, which puts an emphasis on provenance and purity. But it's not just food that's getting the locavore imprimatur. Home design has followed suit, and some of those commissioning new homes now are as evangelical as the most ardent food purists about choosing local architects, designers, craftsmen and furniture-makers. Sustainability is almost always part of the package.As the trend becomes more popular, provenance in designing a home is becoming as pivotal an issue as it is at a restaurant run by Alice Waters or Thomas Keller. The names of favored suppliers may not appear on menus, but their influence is evident in many new homes in San Francisco, the East Bay and the Wine Country.
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