Home of the Day: Peek inside the Coconut House in Mar Vista

Home of the Day: Coconut House in Mar Vista by Lee + Mundwiler Architects

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

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