LA's First Solar-Powered, All Green Community

LA's First Solar-Powered, All Green Community

Gregory Han
Dec 2, 2008
We were returning Sunday morning from our weekly trip to the Hollywood Farmer's Market when my better half noticed a gent donning a large placard advertising a single-family development called The Gatsby Hollywood, which advertised itself as "L.A.'s first all solar-powered, all green urban community." Intriguing enough for us to snap a photo so we could remember to check it out later online...a peek both inside and out of the planned community below.

Consisting of 34 homes, the planned Craftsman-styled homes will feature solar roof panels, Energy Star appliances, tankless water heaters, dual-pane windows with Low-E coating, drought-resistant California native plant landscaping and low-emitting building materials to recycled construction waste and lumber culled from managed forests. Each unit offers 2 bedrooms and 1,500-square-foot of living space, plus first floor office, three baths, attached two-car garages, and optional private 217-square-foot rooftop decks with views of the Hollywood sign. Currently still in development, we hope to get a look inside once they're finished (all for the sake of curiosity, as the $800k price tag is way beyond our budget, as most green developments at this time).

Though we think the advertised Craftsman style is a bit of a stretch, we do have to commend the developer for all the smart choices in materials and energy efficient appliances...we hope to see more new developments like these throughout LA, especially in high density areas. Further details about The Gatsby Hollywood here.

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