Soap star Peter Reckell and his wife, singer Kelly Moneymaker, have listed their custom-built eco-friendly home in Brentwood for $6,499,000.
The couple had their original home on the site torn down, crated and shipped to Mexico for reuse by Habitat for Humanity. Then they designed and built a three-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary that maximizes solar power and cross-ventilation.
Along with an indoor/outdoor koi pond, a meditation fountain and a solar infinity pool, outdoor amenities include a 16th century East Indian temple that was turned into a portico and frames views of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. "This is my sanctuary," Reckell said.
Other green features include a photovoltaic system with battery backup, Solatubes, recycled glass terrazzo floors with radiant heat, recycled denim and organic cotton insulation, a roof garden, bamboo cabinets and doors and a water reclamation system.