New Mews LA Green Homes Development Opens This Weekend

In the market for a green home in LA? If so, you’ve probably already heard plenty about The Mews, a 23 single family home development in Atwater Village, slated for grand opening this weekend that looks to have some very impressive green creds.

The homes include such eco-features as grid-tied solar electricity systems, extensive daylighting, operable clerestory windows, natural ventilation, permeable paving, bamboo flooring, drought tolerant landscaping, and energy efficient appliances, according to Jetson Green. Designed by award-winning architects Corsini + Stark, they also feature many of the hallmarks of modern architecture, such as open floor plans, high ceilings and walls of glass that open to private outdoor courtyards.

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image via Jetson Green

Due to the local “small lot” ordinance, these 1,500-1,600 square foot  homes are apparently going for about a $100 less per square foot  than most homes in the area, so at $599,000, they’re practically a steal by California standards. Oh, and did we mention that the developer notes that each home comes with an intimate outdoor area “perfect for entertaining or just chilling?”

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.