Prudential California Realty agent Daniel Banchik has listed an environmentally conscious architectural home in upper Brentwood. This custom built masterpiece, which is owned by Peter Reckell of Days of our Lives fame, together with his wife, music producer Kelly Moneymaker, offers an extremely private lot backing to the Santa Monica Conversancy.
Meticulously designed, this home at 2905 Elvido Drive incorporates the latest eco-friendly technologies with elegant architectural forms and luxurious materials. A koi pond begins in the front courtyard and runs through the entry until it terminates down a stainless water wall. A dedicated cooling unit serves the wine cave, which was literally carved from the Earth.
The master suite includes an expansive deck with a hot tub, and the roof top office delivers 360 degree views of Mt. Wilson, downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, and the Santa Monica Conservancy.
The soundproofed recording studio offers views of the meditation garden and an engineering room. There is a chef’s kitchen with a large concrete island, wood burning pizza oven and stainless countertops. In the living and dining area, sliding walls of glass open to the outdoor spaces, which include a Brazilian ipe wood deck, solar heated pool with an infinity edge, and an unbelievable 16th century East Indian temple rebuilt as an outdoor pavilion with a living roof.
The Los Angeles home showcases Reckell and Moneymaker’s commitment to conservation. Sustainable and recycled materials have been used throughout the home, and creative techniques for harnessing the power of the sun and conserving water have been applied wherever possible.
“The recycled glass Terrazzo flooring is indicative of the rest of the home,” notes Banchik, “because it proves that a home can be beautiful and environmentally friendly at the same time.”
Insulated concrete forms provide a cooling effect for the home, while solar systems provide warmth and electricity. There is a passive solar tower, a metal roof, and a four-zone radiant heating system. Additional highlights include a rooftop herb garden with a glass bridge, an attached two car garage and numerous Solatubes.
The Brentwood home is being offered at $3,995,000. To schedule a private tour, or for more information, please contact Daniel Banchik at 310-967-0518, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.