If you’re in the market for a green, solar-powered home in California, you might just check out this contemporary abode in Venice.Â The 3,115 square-foot home has four bedrooms, almost five bathrooms, and a private courtyard accessible through expansive folding doors.Â Located at 1301 Preston Way, the new and contemporary home appears to have received LEED Platinum certification,* which includes some of the following green elements:
- Low voltage dimmable LEDs and fluorescents;
- On demand Metlund pump hot water system;
- Low VOC paints and stains;
- Dual flush toilets and low-flow showerheads;
- Remotely controlled windows;
- Locally manufactured low E windows;
- Locally manufactured doors;
- Radiant heat flooring;
- Drip water irrigation and xeriscape landscaping;
- Rainwater collection system;
- 4.68 kW solar photovoltaics;
- 70 square feet of solar thermal; and
- Reflective metal roof with recycled content.
1301 Preston Way was designed for efficiency with R15+ damp cellulose insulation, advanced framing, thermal and fire wrap, and an insulated foundation made with 25% fly ash.
On his Go Green LA website, developer Joseph Treves explains that the previously existing home was demolished because the deconstruction cost was twice the demolition cost ($12k versus $24k).Â Deconstruction can also take significantly longer than demolition, but when a luxury home seeking LEED Platinum certification in California canâ€™t afford deconstruction, the community should take note.
Nonetheless, this new Venice home has some impressive green features and combines indoor and outdoor living seamlessly.
Photo credits: 1301 Preston Way.