Inside: ROCK ROW
This 15 home project went on the market at the bottom of the worst real estate cycle in history (03/09) and sold out in one month! The homes are an array of 5 different floor plans ranging from 1310 sq. ft. to 1600 sq. ft. The homes achieved LEED Platinum and Gold ratings for sustainability, the least expensive homes in Los Angeles to do so. The project has been widely published and is a Los Angeles Times ‘Home of the Week’. LeanGreenLivingMachine.com
CONSTRUCTION BLOG: ROCK ROW
Slow Home Award Video
The Driveway Is Growing
LEED Certification Official: 10 Platinum / 5 Gold
Phase 2 Update
Numerologically Correct Addresses
105 Responses in 4 Days
Framing Part II Begins
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→Slow Home Award Videoby
In February Rock Row received the Slow Home Award for "Best Townhouse Design" in Los Angeles out of 150 entrants. Slow Home is a movement founded by John Brown and Matthew North of Calgary Canada advocating for better designed houses. They visited Rock Row and put together a wonderful video of the project:
>Click Here For Rock Row Slow Home Video
According to their website:
"Over 60% of houses are badly designed. When the fundamentals are wrong, even houses that look good on the surface can have a big environmental footprint and be difficult to live in. It’s time to become a little more streetwise about residential design. Learn how to tell the difference between a well designed slow home and a poorly designed fast house. It will help you to better understand your current home and make more informed real estate choices in the future."
Here at Heyday, we couldn't agree more!
→The Driveway Is Growingby
The driveway was seeded a few weeks ago and is filling in nicely.
→LEED Certification Official: 10 Platinum / 5 Goldby
We finally received the LEED certifications for the project. Officially Making Rock Row the greenest single family development in LA!
One of the final steps was to get the roof garden dirt onto the roofs of phase II. The green roofs use expanded shale as 1/3 of the soil to keep it lightweight. It is shipped as part of a larger order from Colorado and we had all kinds of delivery problems.
→Phase 2 Updateby
Its been a few months since the last update so here's what's been going on:
+ Phase 1: The first eight homes were occupied in September.
+ Since then Phase 2 has been underway and going much much faster than Phase 1. Since it is exactly the same the blog died rather than becoming a deja vu story.
+ The last entry from before was the driveway pour. Here we are again pouring the final part of the driveway today:
(The last three homes on both sides of the driveway are new)
+ Three of the seven homes that comprise Phase 2 will be occupied next week and the remaining four not long after that.