The Soleta zeroEnergy One

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From Sammy Medina at Co.DESIGN comes this story about a recent innovation in sustainable home design: “The project, currently on display outside the American embassy in Bucharest, was developed by the Justin Capra Foundation for Invention and Sustainable Technologies (FITS). The goal was to design and build a zero-energy shed that could be used as a house, studio, or office in various climates. It also had to be affordable and versatile.”

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“Nearly every sustainable feature imaginable was embedded in the house, including solar heat, rainwater collectors, in-floor heating, ‘natural’ and ‘forced’ ventilation systems, LED lighting, and high-efficient fixtures… Best, it’s easy to control: You can use your smartphone to calibrate the interior environment to your exact specifications.” (Images courtesy of Soleta, their website is here.)

If the zeroEnergy One house intrigues you, be sure to reach out to us at Tracy Do Real Estate. We can find a vacant lot suitable for any type of home, whether it’s designed from the ground up or from pre-existing plans. In many cases, the cost of building from scratch is comparable to the price of buying an existing home. To explore your options, contact us here.

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Congratulations to Our Friend Eric Garcetti, Mayor of LA

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Both candidates were outstanding, but for us, supporting Eric Garcetti was the clear and natural choice. His strong stewardship of CD13 has made Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village and Glassell Park some of the very best places to call home — and we would know. Having represented many clients in these neighborhoods, through hundreds of transactions, we’ve seen firsthand the growth, livability and rising property values.

Tracy Do Real Estate is proud to have co-sponosored multiple fundraising events for Mr. Garcetti. It’s been fun getting to know him, and we are certain that his warmth, intelligence and boundless energy will serve LA well into the future.

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1755 N. New Hampshire Ave. in Los Feliz

List Price $449,000

1 bedroom • 1 bathroom

480 sf • 1,760 sf lot

Exclusively from Tracy Do Real Estate comes this small house with big upside; an extremely well located 1 bedroom + 1 bathroom residence with a generous yard, just steps away from Los Feliz Village.

Enter through the front gate into a private outdoor living room, a wonderful space to dine, entertain or simply relax.

Inside the classic 1920 California Bungalow is everything you need, in an efficient footprint utilizing every square inch. The bedroom, kitchen, living room and office all have windows allowing in abundant natural light. You really can have it all in this cozy residence; a great, vintage vibe just a block away from the shopping & dining of Vermont Ave. and the Barnsdall Art Park.

There are many more photos at 1755newhampshire.com

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1755 N. New Hampshire Ave. 90027

1755 N. New Hampshire Ave. 90027

Fabulous 1920’s Bungalow in Los Feliz
Offered at: $449,000

Status: Sold
Type: Single Family / Bedrooms: 1 / Baths: 1
Living Area:480 Square Ft. / Lot Size: 1,760 Square Ft.

A small house with a big upside. This extremely well located one bedroom, one bathroom home is just steps away from Los Feliz Village. Enter through the front gate into a private outdoor living room, a wonderful space to dine, entertain or simply relax. Inside the classic 1920 California Bungalow is everything you need, in an efficient footprint utilizing every square inch. The bedroom, kitchen, living room and office all have windows allowing in abundant natural light. You really can have it all in this cozy residence; a great, vintage vibe just a block away from the shopping & dining of Vermont Ave. and the Barnsdall Art Park.

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Prices Surged Last Month

From Alejandro Lazo at the LA Times: “Homes sold at the fastest clip for (April) in seven years, as regular buyers and investors snapped up more than 21,000homes in the six-county region, real estate firm DataQuick reported Tuesday. That was a 4.1% increase from March and a 9.5% jump from a year earlier.” Full story here.

 

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Home Appraisals No Longer Derailing Sales

From Les Christie at CNN Money… “Consider this one more sign that the housing market is heating up: Appraisers are putting higher values on homes again, allowing for more deals to go through.” Read the full story here.

 

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22137 Burbank Boulevard #2 91367

22137 Burbank Boulevard #2 91367

Wonderful 3bd/3ba Condo in Woodland Hills
Offered at: $335,000

Status: Sold
Type: Townhouse /Condo / Bedrooms: 3 / Baths: 3
Living Area: 1,186 Square Ft.

A great opportunity in the Woodland Village Condominiums. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom corner unit features a private courtyard patio and direct access from a secure two-car garage. Two levels of well-proportioned interior space include a wonderful open floor plan for the living, kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen is outfitted with newer appliances, plus a full-sized washer/dryer in a laundry nook. Upstairs is the Master Suite, with a walk-in closet, dressing area and large Master Bath. Two additional bedrooms and one bathroom are right down the hall. This well-established complex is set amidst lovely, mature landscaping, with amenities like multiple swimming pools, a tennis court, and ample parking for guests. The convenient location makes for easy access to Ventura Blvd, the Woodland Hills Rec Center, Warner Ranch Park and the 101 Fwy.

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“The Creek House”: 2431 Tesla Terrace in Silver Lake

List Price $1,199,000

3 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

1,790 sf • 5,382 sf lot

A beautiful new offering, exclusively from Tracy Do Real Estate. Profiled in the current edition of Country Gardens Magazine, this graceful French Chateau Style home is four blocks from Ivanhoe Elementary and just two blocks from the Silver Lake Reservoir.

The single-level house was built in 1928 and has been tastefully remodeled by its owners, one of them a professional designer. Bright, contemporary updates have left period details intact, with improvements in all the right places. And wait ’til you see all the storage space.

The private back yard is perfect for quiet moments, or entertaining on any scale. The front yard is highlighted by pathways, sitting areas and a pair of handmade wooden bridges traversing a nearly 50-foot-long stream, affectionately referred to as “Tesla Creek.” Said the owners, when asked about the home for a front-page profile in the LA Times Garden Section: “We created a space to escape city life, without actually leaving.”

For a photo tour and lots more info head to 2431teslaterrace.com

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