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November 17th, 2021 at 11:00 am

Exterior of newly built underground dome home built into Topanga Canyon hillside

It boasts an 80 to 90 percent reduction in heating and cooling costs, and annual maintenance

One of the few of its kind and most eco-friendly houses in Los Angeles County, this underground dome home is built into a Topanga hillside with beautiful mountain and canyon views.

The stunning and expansive two-story home at 2411 Topanga Canyon Boulevard is extremely energy-efficient, sustainable, and highly resistant to earthquakes, fires, and floods. Bruce Leibovitch in our Calabasas office is listing agent for the home, priced at $1,599,500.

Inside master bedroom looking out window and balcony at canyon outside

Being built into the hillside serves two purposes for the three-bedroom, three-bathroom underground dome home encompassing 2,728 square feet on a .39-acre lot. First, the outside soil insulates it on three sides and the top from the outside air, whose temperature fluctuates dramatically; and second, the soil itself naturally maintains a comfortable temperature.

This eco-friendly house boasts an 80 to 90 percent reduction in heating and cooling costs, and annual maintenance. According to the builder, the house has been maintaining a consistent 75 degrees inside for months, regardless of how hot or cold it is outside.

Spacious modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, grey tiled backsplash, and large kitchen island

Stunning views from each bedroom

The primary bedroom offers stunning views, and has a fireplace, balcony, and large walk-in closet, as well as two additional closets. Two more bedrooms are upstairs, both with views. The primary bathroom has a soaker tub and separate shower wired for steam.

The massive kitchen features a large center island, three sinks, a dual-source oven with pot filler, and a huge walk-in pantry. A laundry room is in one of the upstairs bedrooms. A large theater/family room with its own bathroom is ideal for entertaining and get-togethers.

Spacious balcony overlooking Topanga Canyon and hills in distance

Lower maintenance costs

Maintenance costs are dramatically reduced as the waterproof membrane never needs to be replaced, unlike a conventional roof. With only one side exposed to the weather, just one-quarter of the surface area needs to be repainted, caulked, and maintained. Simply put, very little is exposed to the elements to wear out over time.

The outside was recently hydro-seeded, and many fruit trees have been planted. A driveway leads from the street to the lower-level built-in garage.

Because of its resistance to the elements, the house potentially costs less to insure than homes of standard construction (check with your homeowner’s insurance agent). This has been the case with similar “underground” homes by the same builder.

Aerial view of top of underground dome home that has recently been hydro-seeded.

About listing agent Bruce Leibovitch

With over $250 million in real estate-related sales and 25 years of local experience, Bruce brings an incomparable level of expertise to his clients. His reputation for negotiating and orchestrating complicated deals has made him the go-to resource for colleagues needing advice on challenging transactions and clients alike.

Primarily focusing in Calabasas, where he lives and works, Bruce is an expert on communities across the greater Los Angeles area and Ventura County. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and he and wife Lisa raised their children in the Calabasas community.

At every stage of the real estate process, Bruce puts his clients first, viewing each one as a member of his extended family. He is available 24/7, actively facilitates communication between all parties in a transaction, and gets his buyers and sellers successful outcomes with exceptional efficiency and speed.

Make this eco-friendly, “underground” dome home in Topanga Canyon your own

To learn more about this unique underground dome home, get in touch with Bruce Leibovitch today.

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