January 2011

Found 3 blog entries for January 2011.

Finally an Orange County track home builder that was smart enough to jump on Build it Green's very affordable and robust GreenPoint Rated certification program. Unfortunately, if it wasn't for the one 2' by 3' display inside VanDaele Homes Sevilla showroom office that proudly represents Build it Green, you'd NEVER know this new home tract is participating in any sort of green building program.

 

Unfortunately I found the 3 model homes that just celebrated their grand opening last Saturday, January 22nd, to be very disappointing in regards to green design and materials. I understand there is a financial danger in stepping too far off the conventional home builder path and go green... BELIEVE ME I have seen some builders do this in a big way! but most

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  Million Dollar Listing's Chad Rodgers of Hilton & Hyland is on the hunt to find a new owner for this uniquely entertaining luxury Malibu home.   See full property details at www.chadrogers.tv     If you build homes for a living than at first glance this wading pool roof must look like your worst call-back nightmare. Skylights and all, this does look like a recipe for disaster down the line. However with the home's sophisticated drainage system and very small weight per square foot due to it only being a shallow wading pool and not something you can dive into, it may present many more pros than cons. The cooling demand on the living spaces with a small layer of water will be drastically minimized. Both the reflectivity of the…
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  Tresor Properties' 990 Ocean Front, ultra luxury, modern home on the sand in Laguna Beach, CA closed sale in just 7 days. Built to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Platinum certification level, it could be the most expensive LEED certified home to sell yet, assuming the pending certification checks out. Originally listed Monday on the MLS for $13,995,000, then pushed up to $14,995,000 within 24 hours and an accepted offer of $11,500,000 by the end of the week. Not bad, huh?       "This brand new contemporary home sits directly on the oceanfront of Laguna Beach and provides the ultimate in sleek luxury and sustainability. Containing 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this home makes a stunning statement in both form…
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