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August 31st, 2017 at 11:00 am

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A Santa Monica house that is a triumph in home design, function, and environmental sustainability is on the market for $7.395 million by exclusive listing agent Chris Hicks of our Brentwood office California Properties.

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Built with materials selected for minimal environmental impact and low-energy consumption, 1427 Georgina Avenue is equally defined by its sophisticated facade, pitched roof, walls of glass, and seamless flow of indoor-outdoor space.

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“This 5,100-square-foot house became a case study for the architect to create a place of harmony and wonder while reaching for ambitious environmental goals,” Chris said. “The home produces almost all the energy it consumes. Since completion, the house has been published and recognized for design and sustainability.”

Designed by renowned architect Buzz Yudell and his wife, architectural colorist Tina Beebe, their structures have been described by Architectural Digest as “all but synonymously an architecture of place” and “distinguished by the way they felicitously connect with their sites.” After the duo moved from the country, they decided to re-create a similar indoor-outdoor lifestyle at this coveted north-of-Montana-Avenue location. As a result, all of the rooms benefit from the careful washing of daylight and framed views of the serene landscape.

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The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence has layered materials and long diagonal views that infuse the interior with warmth and dimension, while the floorplan features transitional zones and pocket doors to create versatility for residents. The two-story living room is the core of the house and functions as a kind of “piazza” that links all the living spaces and separates the communal and private areas of the home. The meticulously designed interior rooms include a living room, dining room, chef’s kitchen, library/guest room, garden room, and alfresco dining area. These indoor spaces transition to outdoor rooms that are shaded by translucent canopies. At night, these canopies illuminate to display different constellation formations that add a sense of wonder and innovation to the space.

Cooled by a passive system, the house has no air-conditioning. “It is shaped in sections to optimize convection, natural cooling, daylight, shading, and winter heat gain,” Chris said. “Each section of the house is extruded throughout so that every room participates in this passive design.”

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Energy-efficient technology includes an array of low-energy-consuming products that significantly reduce energy loads. These include LED lighting, EnergyStar appliances, a high-efficiency gas boiler, and a variable-speed pool pump. The exterior includes drought-tolerant landscaping, and a pool with wood deck. Entrance from the street is covered in Stepstone paving flanked by recycled, tumbled blue glass.

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“The photovoltaic array has produced a net surplus of energy, saving about 180,000 pounds of CO2 emissions,” Chris said. “Photovoltaic panels are designed to provide over 100 percent of the electric energy, and solar water panels provide radiant heat, and domestic hot water.”

To arrange for a showing of this remarkable home, contact Santa Monica native Chris Hicks at 310-980-7980 mobile, 310-820-9368 office, or chris@chrishickshomes.com.

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