Evelyn Lee

PROJECT7TEN HOUSE Gets LEED Platinum

by , 07/23/07

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There are very few LEED Platinum homes in the country, but Los Angeles seems to be amassing a small collection of homes which have received the coveted distinction of sustainable design. Following in the footsteps of Ray Kappe’s Living Homes design, Project7Ten is expected to receive its LEED Platinum rating upon completion in the fall. From FSC-certified lumber and locally-sourced interior materials to solar panels and greywater recycling, this gorgeous abode promises be quite the green machine.


The Los Angeles crowd has already shown interest in the new residence with celebrities including John Cusack, David Duchovny, Cindy Crawford, Toby McGuire, and Gabrielle Recce making an appearance at the Project7Ten opening event this past May. The brain child of developer Tom Schey and friend Kelly Meyer, along with help from award winning local Architect Melinda Gray, AIA , Project7Ten is bound to make the Hollywood crowd green with envy. But you don’t have to take our word for it; the house will be open to the public on the weekends late September through October. Just make your way to 710 Milwood Avenue, in Venice California.

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One may start to wonder if the designer’s took a cue from our Green Building 101 series, because they have included virtually everything we spotlighted as ways to make a home green. There’s a green roof, rainwater and greywater reclamation system, solar panels to power the home, locally-sourced sustainable materials are used throughout the home, and post consumer recycled products were used wherever possible, including the insulation in the walls and the countertops. All lumber for the project was specified to be FSC-certified, and the exterior landscape utilizes indigenous plants that will shade the home in the summer, while letting light in during the winter months.

Project7Ten will feature Energy Star appliances and Kohler water-efficient fixtures. There’s even a deal for the new home buyer that includes an 18-month least on a Ford Escape Hybrid, to ensure their doing the best to minimize their carbon footprint while outside the comforts of their incredibly green home.

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14 Comments

  1. GeoIsla » Pasaden... March 14, 2008 at 8:47 am

    [...] to the growing LEED Platinum collection of homes in southern California including Project7Ten House and the Living Homes design by Ray Kappe, the Pasadena EcoHouse designed by StudioRMA is cited to [...]

  2. Zero Energy and Green B... March 9, 2008 at 2:08 am

    [...] to the growing LEED Platinum collection of homes in southern California including Project7Ten House and the Living Homes design by Ray Kappe, the Pasadena EcoHouse designed by StudioRMA is cited to [...]

  3. Inhabitat » Pasad... March 7, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    [...] to the growing LEED Platinum collection of homes in southern California including Project7Ten House and the Living Homes design by Ray Kappe, the Pasadena EcoHouse designed by StudioRMA is cited to [...]

  4. Inhabitat » Proje... November 19, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    [...] to its growing collection of uber-green LEED Platinum homes with the recent completion of the Project7Ten House. While the original renderings of this design looked promising, nothing inspires us more than [...]

  5. Mary revelli November 13, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Just finished working on a platinum Leed certified house in San Francisco. It is amazing, check it out in the Jan. issue of Sunset magazine.

  6. dinesh August 10, 2007 at 2:37 am

    i like your archtectural things

  7. jb July 31, 2007 at 12:10 am

    greywater recycling within the city of los angeles? is that legal. those systems usually go in after final inspection. if it is now legal, please do tell…

  8. Ben Schiendelman July 25, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Would you mind not saying “gets LEED platinum” until the rating is actually awarded? This building is *expected* to get LEED platinum, but has not yet received it.

  9. Michael July 24, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Nice design, what is the cost a square foot to build?

  10. Michael V. July 24, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Nice design, however I am wondering what is the total cost per square foot? Can the average homeowner looking to build or buy a “LEED Certified home” actually afford it, or is by having or building a “LEED Certified home” just for the elite and or wealthy? My guess is that it will be costing a lot of “GREEN’…

  11. graig sterling July 24, 2007 at 7:37 am

    The problem with that company is not in the products that they offer but it’s cost and availability .If this project is offered under the same restrictive conditions as their other designs than outside of boundaries of the city of Los Angeles what they are selling becomes irrelevant.Their talent cannot be denied but the”fly in their ointment” is their arrogance and impracticality.In another posting i have listed a plethora of beautiful and intriguing prefabs witch are equal OR SUPERIOR to what that company as to offer BUT WITHOUT THEIR BULLSHIT!!!

  12. Jill Fehrenbacher Jill July 23, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Sorry Preston about the oversight here – credit is now given with a via link.

    Best wishes-
    Jill

  13. Jilted July 23, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Whoa! Doesn’t look like you guys gave any love to Preston on this one. I think he broke the story on this.

  14. Preston July 23, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Wow, this is incredible.

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