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Home of the Day: Clean and green ideas in Culver City

Home of the Day: Clean and green ideas in Culver City

The Culver City residence known as the Pickford Hosue incorporates passive solar, repurposed building materials and a three-story cooling tower into its design.

(Jeffrey Ong)

Set among native and drought-tolerant landscaping, this contemporary-style residence in Culver City’s Lindberg Park has the distinction of being one of the only LEED-platinum certified homes in the area. Repurposed building materials such as denim insulation, recycled glass and surplus airplane cable feature prominently in the open-space design. Solar panels, radiant heat and a three-story “cooling tower” provide energy savings.

Location: 10830 Pickford Way, Culver City, 90230

Price: $1.925 million

Year built: 1938


Architect: Isabelle Duvivier

Builder: Todd Eichenberger / Sustainable Shelter

House size: 2,592 square feet, four bedrooms, three bathrooms

Lot size: 5,004 square feet


Features: Passive solar, three-story cooling tower, bamboo and cork flooring, six-inch-thick walls with recycled-denim insulation, radiant floor heating, native/drought-tolerant landscaping, chef’s kitchen with recycled glass backsplash, living room with fireplace, two decks, master suite with cedar-lined closet, reading room

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90230 ZIP Code in April was $860,000, based on 15 sales, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That represents about a 2% increase in median sales price when compared with April 2014.

Agents: Todd Miller, Keller Williams Santa Monica, (310) 923-5353

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