Camino de Robles
An innovative test home known as the Camino de Robles, an 11,000-sq.-ft. home nestled in the hills above Simi Valley, outside Los Angeles, is being billed as the "nation's first antimicrobial home." It features carbon and stainless steel products coated with AgION¿ Technologies antimicrobial compound - "This compound coats the steel and suppresses the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus."

All of the heating and cooling ductwork in the home will be fabricated with antimicrobial steel; in addition, antimicrobial-coated steels will also be used in "high-touch zones" throughout the home, including appliances, handrails, doorknobs, faucets, food preparation surfaces and even for a 6,000-bottle wine cellar. An additional cosmetic benefit of the antimicrobial steel is its ability to hide fingerprints.

The home also features a breathtaking modern design, created by architect David Martin of AC Martin Partners, and has received an award from the American Institute of Architects.