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By Jamie Tian | Agent in Los Angeles, CA
  • The Evo South - 5 Units For Sale, 2 For Lease - 1st LEED Silver Residential in Downtown LA

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Downtown, Home Selling in Downtown, Going Green in Downtown  |  February 17, 2013 11:49 PM  |  1,585 views  |  2 comments

    The Evo South is a contemporary style residential condominium built in 2008 in the South Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Evo South stands near its sister buildings, the Elleven South Lofts and the Luma. 

    The 24 story building boasts of unobstructed views of the Staples Center, Ritz Carlton, LA Live, Hollywood Hills, and Pacific Ocean! The South Park neighborhood is great because it is walking distance to LA Live, the Staples Center, and the Financial and Garment districts.

    There are 311 lofts and condos and 5 two-story town-homes with exclusive private gardens. The units range from 730 to 3500 square feet and the residents enjoy amenities such as the gym, media room, pool, spa, 24-hour concierge, and rooftop lounge.

    The Evo South is the first building high-rise residential building in downtown Los Angeles to be designated LEED silver by the US Green Building Council. The building was designed using energy saving technologies, renewable and recyclable materials, and environmentally responsible construction techniques.

    There are currently 5 units available for sale and 2 available for lease according to the MLS. 

    For Lease:

    • 1 bed 1 bath - $2500/month
    • 1 bed 2 bath - $3600/month

    For Sale:

    • Studio - $475,000
    • 1 bed 2 bath - $769,000
    • 2 bed 2.5 bath - $1,500,000
    • 2 bed 2.5 bath - $1,650,000
    • 2 bed 2.5 bath - $1,675,000

    Please feel free to contact me anytime at (310) 717-1321 or JamieTian@RodeoRE.com if you are interested in leasing or purchasing a unit in the Evo South or anywhere else in the greater Los Angeles area. I would also be happy to answer any general real estate related questions.

    Check out my website at
    www.JamieTian.com and click on the "Search Homes For Sale (MLS Search)" tab to search for properties currently for sale and for lease in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas (updated in real-time)!

  • Elleven South Lofts of Downtown LA - 1st Green Residential Building in Downtown

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Downtown, Home Selling in Downtown, Going Green in Downtown  |  February 10, 2013 5:08 PM  |  2,043 views  |  3 comments

    The Elleven South Lofts, built in 2006, is the first green residential building constructed in Downtown Los Angeles. It is located in the South Park neighborhood of downtown on 11th Street and Grand Avenue.

    There are a wide range of units, including studios and penthouse suites. Each luxurious unit has bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, parking, a laundry room, and spectacular views of Downtown LA.

    The building has 13 stories and each unit is styled as a "soft loft" with a bedroom area. This means that it is not a traditional loft in the sense that it does not have concrete floors and exposed pipes/duct work. It is more like a condo, but still offers wide and open living spaces with huge windows like a loft.

    This building is an entirely new construction and is LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. It includes many innovative green building technologies such as:

    • Materials for the wood floors from sustainable forests
    • Low flow showers and toilets
    • Natural fibers for carpets
    • Large windows to let in natural light to save on lighting costs
    • Treated glass and sunshades to save on cooling costs
    • Transporting materials to construction site more efficiency to save on fuel costs
    • Recycled materials
    • Low-emitting paints
    There are currently 6 units for sale in the Elleven South Lofts, starting from $485,000 for the smaller 1 bedroom/1 bathroom units  Each unit has 1-2 bedrooms and 1-3 bathrooms. The penthouse suites are 2 bedrooms/3bathrooms and are usually listed around $2.5 million

    Please feel free to contact me at (310) 717-1321 or JamieTian@RodeoRE.com if you are interested in purchasing a property in the Elleven South Lofts, or another property in the Los Angeles area. I would be happy to provide you with an updated list of available properties, schedule a viewing, or answer any real estate related questions.

    If you are interested in selling your unit at the Elleven South Lofts or another Los Angeles condominium, I would be happy to provide a free professional estimate of your property value with no obligation!

    Check out my website at www.JamieTian.com! (You can do a live/up to date search of homes on the market!)
  • “"The Green Idea House" - First Net Zero Energy & Carbon Neutral House in Southern California!”

    Posted Under: Remodel & Renovate in Los Angeles, Going Green in Los Angeles, Home Ownership in Los Angeles  |  February 4, 2013 10:23 AM  |  2,136 views  |  2 comments

    "The Green Idea House" is a house in Hermosa Beach that was retrofitted to be net zero energy as well as carbon neutral. This means that the house produces enough energy on site to meet its low energy demands, and also that the total amount of carbon released due to the project was completely offset or sequestered.

    "The Green Idea House" is the first of its kind in Southern California and has been named the cornerstone case study for Southern California Edison's Net Zero Energy Initiative. The home also meets LEED Platinum standards, is Green Point Rated, and won the 2012 Green Leadership Award.

    The goal of the project was to publicly demonstrate the process of retrofitting one's home to be energy efficient and sustainable, and to show that it is a feasible and affordable project. The entire venture was able to stay within their total construction budget of $400,000.

    The project prevented over 97% of the construction and demolition waste from going to the landfill. It also took into consideration important environmental factors such as material use, water use, and toxicity.

    To see photos or for more information, check out www.greenideahouse.com!

    Please feel free to contact me at (310) 717-1321 or JamieTian@RodeoRE.com if you are interested in purchasing a "green" home. I have an expertise in green homes and sustainable architecture!

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