Centrally located on the West Side, five minutes to the Marina and midway between Venice and Playa Vista, the award-winning Coconut House by Lee + Mundwiler Architects is aptly named for the dark shell surrounding its luminous white interior. The maintenance-free hardwood cladding provides a sense of privacy and security, but is also part of a larger focus on sustainability that includes passive solar energy, active cross ventilation, recycled materials and drought-tolerant landscaping. In a clever re-imagining of the concept of “home”, the architects have incorporated familiar elements (pitched roof, chimney, prominent front window) into a sophisticated typology that is anything but traditional. Carving into the building envelope and subtracting various volumes, a large skylight and louvered courtyard bring light and air into the interior of the home, blurring the boundary between inside and out and extending the living area beyond the confines of its walls. The detailing is exquisite and very well thought out: flush finishes, uniform alignments, frameless openings. Yet the abundance of light, walnut floors and natural materials make the home accessible – at once a work of art and a comfortable place to live. Winner of the 2006 AIA National Housing Award, featured on AIA, Sunset Magazine and Modern Home tours and published widely (Architectural Record, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, etc.). 2 BD, 2.5 BA, 1,800 SF.
Sold $1,360,000
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Garage - Two Door, 2 Spaces
  • 1800 Sqft
  • 2500 Lot
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12918 Short Avenue is a residential property located in Los Angeles, CA. This property sits on a 2500 sqft lot, is 1800 sqft, with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths.