East MB Bucket (11)

Posted by Dave Fratello on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 3:11am.

A couple of readers reported on an open house this past weekend at 1315 21st, east of Sepulveda, with raves, and it has inspired us to give the "East MB Bucket" another try.

Regular readers know that, despite frequent pleas and even occasional promises, we've never expanded MBC east of Hwy. 1. As a substitute for formal coverage, we've occasionally asked readers to pose questions, start discussions and report back in the "East MB Bucket" forums.

Let's give this another try.

As to the recent point of inspiration... it's easy to see why 1315 21st drew special notice. It may not break the mold of other new construction; it simply pays no heed to the idea that there is a mold. It's different.

A 3br/3ba, 2600 sq. ft., single-story contemporary isn't the maximal use of a 7500 sq. ft. lot, but that means that the space you do get is open and flowing. There's lots of outdoor living space, and disappearing walls that open the house fully to feature those exteriors.

Moreover, unlike some high-concept moderns we've seen west of Hwy. 1, this rebuild doesn't attempt to go ultra-green or over-the-top luxurious. (Though with no grass, mainly just bamboo for landscaping, the home's operations will be greener than lots of others.)

Because the vision for the house is comparatively modest, that means a pretty reasonable price for something special: $1.679m.

If you're inclined toward more happenings east of Sepulveda, Janie Sue Nagy has a good update from almost 2 weeks ago, "Latest Liberty Village Action." We checked, and those words to the left represent the first time that the phrase "Liberty Village" has appeared on MBC (except for in the comments).

While we're on a roll, 1404 Lynngrove (5br/4ba, 3450 sq. ft., $1.575m) is the first Liberty Village home we've mentioned.

And, as we note that Ms. Nagy's blog post refers to 3 homes on the same street (not Lynngrove), this is the first time we've typed "Faymont."

All of this in the same week we sent you to an open in Hermosa.

Do you feel a light breeze of change?
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