First LEED-Registered Home on South Coast Sparks Activity in Laguna Realty

A Beach Home in Laguna Beach is one of the most sought after property in the world. Now Laguna Beach can boast of the first LEED registered Beach Home. A luxury home project in Laguna Village, Laguna Beach became the first home on the California coast to be registered under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), one of the leading environmental design authorities in the country.

The project, headed by Laguna-based real estate developer Tresor Properties and designed by renowned architect Mark Singer, consists of two luxury homes located on 990 and 992 Ocean Front Drive. The homes occupy 3,650 and 4,500 square feet respectively and offer direct beach access.

Construction for the project began in late July, with the goal of obtaining a platinum certification from LEED. During the groundbreaking, Tresor president John Fischbeck said that his company planned to take on the project responsibly as they were building in an environmentally sensitive zone.

Laguna Beach mayor Kelly Boyd was also present at the groundbreaking and expressed her support for the project. In a statement during the ceremony, Boyd said the project is precisely what Laguna Beach and the Council are looking forward to in their efforts to become more environmentally friendly.

Laguna Beach council member Toni Iseman agreed, saying it was good not only for the environment but also for the city's economy as it could bring back a lot of revenue. The Laguna Beach homes are both on the oceanfront and are valued at $13 million and $15 million, well above the city's average of $4 million.

Tresor has registered the project for LEED certification, but has yet to obtain platinum status. Nationwide, only 450 homes have been granted the platinum certificate, and only one of them—the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach-is located in Orange County.

Laguna Beach Realtors have welcomed this new development and hope that this will spark a renewed activity in the Laguna Beach Real Estate market. For more information regarding Laguna Beach Homes or Laguna Beach Real Estate see what the Laguna Beach Realtors are talking about here on: