This is a post and beam house in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles owned by Elaine Wakeland and Eric Garcetti, President of LA City Council. As you may have previously read in this Dwell article, they’re both environmentally- conscious and highly active in their community. As a result, they wanted to update their 1950s home and retained the help of Scrafano Architects to suss out its modern traits. They also wanted to make the home as energy efficient and healthy as possible. So they removed walls, took out an extra bathroom, and found ways to draw in more natural lighting. They installed a tankless water heater and solar panels on the roof — a move that now provides 50% of the home’s energy.