Green Homes for Sale - Los Angeles, California Green Home

Los Angeles, California — Green Home For Sale

HOLLYWOOD HILLS 2010: Zero-Energy Case Study home for the 21st century in steel and concrete. Solar electricity, heating, cooling. 3 BR 3 BA + Flexible spaces for Den, Media, Gallery and Separate-Entry Office/Guest Suite.

Listing ID: 19076

  • Green Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Asking Price (USD) $2,600,000
Annual Property Tax $1
Annual Utility Cost $1
Home Area 3,435 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 10890 sq ft
Year Built 2010

Property Description

"Steelhouse" was orignally conceived by Swiss-American agps architecture, in connection with an exhibition of the work of the Eames Studio, as a "Case Study" home for the 21st century. Sustainability and flexible living patterns are the operative design concepts behind the resulting newly completed home.

Construction materials are exposed and expressed without compromise, their placement guided by geometric discipline and thermal function. Recycled fly-ash concrete makes up the walls of the lower level, which is earth-sheltered for natural insulation. Aluminum windows and doors around the entire perimeter admit abundant daylight to minimize the demand for electric lighting. Dual-glazed for insulation and operable for ventilation, glass is protected from the heat of the sun by overhanging solar collectors and roll down shade screens on a cantilevered steel frame.

The rigorous structure yields a multiplicity of functional options and architectural amenities. While conventional room arrangements are available (3 bedrooms 3 baths), the plan is configured to encourage combining interior volumes in an array of creative alternatives for sleeping, entertaining, studio, office and gallery uses. With a contiguous flat private yard at the rear and a room-sized deck off the living room, the house is perched above the street, high in the Hollywood Hills, wide open on three sides to canyon, mountain, city and ocean views. Convenient by car to several neighborhood shopping areas, with easy access to hiking trails and off-leash dog park Runyon Canyon.

This home typifies the dynamic and responsive architecture of Sarah Graham and Marc Angelil, who practice and teach internationally and have been recognized with numerous awards for their widely published commercial, institutional and residential structures. The house is set in a water-wise landscape and is designed to heat and cool itself without fossil fuels by passive means, and to generate its own hot water and electrical power using thermal and photovoltaic solar collectors, a sustainable and elegant machine for living.

Note: Contact broker regarding taxes and utility costs.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

-Cement board cladding roof and wall rain screen with air cavity, no exterior paint
-Roof sun screen
-Solar water panels
-4kw photovoltaic array
-Sun shade
-Operable shade screen
-Operable clerestory Windows
-Recycled steel structure
-Fire sprinklers
-Low V.O.C. cabinetry
-Low V.O.C. interior paint
-Organic fiber carpet
-Low voltage lighting
-Energy star appliances
-Low water use plumbing fixtures
-Evaporative cooling mister
-Low-E double-glazed Windows
-Native & low water use landscaping
-Radiant floor heating & cooling
-Thermal mass
-Fly ash concrete

Neighborhood Description

See Property Website

Market Area

Los Angeles, California. See Property Website

School District

LA Unified School District


Nichols Canyon

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home

Sea Level

Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area Yes
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Cool Pipes
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Steel Framing
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Other
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 324 sqft