Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
11:13 AM PDT, April 15, 2010
Soap star Peter Reckell and his wife, singer Kelly Moneymaker, have listed their custom-built eco-friendly home in Brentwood for $6,499,000.
The couple had their original home on the site torn down, crated and shipped to Mexico for reuse by Habitat for Humanity. Then they designed and built a three-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary that maximizes solar power and cross-ventilation.
Along with an indoor/outdoor koi pond, a meditation fountain and a solar infinity pool, outdoor amenities include a 16th century East Indian temple that was turned into a portico and frames views of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. "This is my sanctuary," Reckell said.
Other green features include a photovoltaic system with battery backup, Solatubes, recycled glass terrazzo floors with radiant heat, recycled denim and organic cotton insulation, a roof garden, bamboo cabinets and doors and a water reclamation system.
The kitchen has a pizza oven and a walk-in wine cellar. There are 360-degree views from the rooftop office.
Reckell, 54, has played Bo Brady on "Days of Our Lives" since 1983. The show began in 1965. He also appeared in "Knots Landing" (1988-89). He is an avid environmentalist and bikes to work.
Moneymaker, 39, is a former member of the music group Expose. She was inspired to build green because the carpet and other elements in the old house bothered her allergies and affected her voice.
The listing agents are Mina Azami and Alex Lombardo of Keller Williams Realty's Sunset Team, Hollywood Hills.
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