Known as the Coconut House, the award-winning contemporary by Lee + Mundwiler Architects receives its name for a dark exterior casing and crisp white interiors. A two-story atrium forms the core of the eco-friendly home, which incorporates recycled materials and passive solar into the design. Louvers and sliding glass panels invite light while promoting cross-ventilation throughout.
Location: 12918 Short Ave., Mar Vista, 90066
Price: $1.65 million
Year built: 2006
Architect: Lee + Mundwiler Architects
House size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 1,800 square feet
Lot size: 2,500 square feet
Features: Walnut hardwood flooring, pendant lighting, floor-to-ceiling glass, louvers, chef's kitchen, breakfast area, living room with fireplace, atrium/courtyard, patio
About the area: The median sale price in the 90066 ZIP Code for the month of January was $975,000 based on 28 sales, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That represents a 25% increase in median sales price year-over-year.
Agents: Brian Linder, (310) 592-5417 and Scott King, (323) 828-2049, deasy/penner&partners