Hollywood Hills homes have long been built with considerations to the most current advances in design and function. Due to the region’s varying landscape and topography, it was necessary for the early builders and architects in the Hollywood Hills to think creatively, outside the box. There is a general lack of flat land and uniform lot space on which developers, past and present, could throw down subdivisions of housing.
Additionally, an influx in younger citizens by means of their families could promote a sense of well-being about Hollywood Hills real estate and instill in the youth a desire to make their homes in the same region they were reared.
Recently, the same challenges present during the settlement and initial growth of the Hollywood Hills have led to unique opportunities for development of eco-friendly – green – architecture. Changes in elevation, an abundance of natural plant life and the geographical advantages of both coastal and mountain breezes are all conducive to residences affording energy-efficient accommodations. Fortunately, the privacy and security desired by buyers of Hollywood Hills homes resulted in an abundance of properties with ideal positioning to lower utility costs by natural means. Elevated lots populated by homes with walls of windows to maximize views of the city or sea are also ideal for green design.
California’s energy crisis has generated a call for responsible use of space and resources. Though the Hollywood Hills are known for their abundance of sunshine and warm weather, the layout of its residences allows for excellent use of cross-breezes for climate control. Homes with large windows are able to gather sunshine in the winter months for storage to keep temperatures warm and comfortable, while allowing air to pass smoothly through its exterior when windows are left open. Overhanging roofs on Hollywood Hills homes are common and serve the dual purposes of shade in warm weather and trapping heated air in the cooler months. In addition to the heating and cooling functions of large windows, the prevalent sun of a climate such as that in Hollywood Hills provides natural lighting for much of the day. Skylights are effective in adding to the illumination in a home to avoid constant use of electrical lighting fixtures.
Despite the narrow, secluded nature of many Hollywood Hills streets, children in the region can still enjoy the benefits of a cohesive community with tight-knit relationships. Outpost Estates and any homes within the Wonderland School District are extremely popular for parents of younger children. The drawbacks of congested streets and a small number of flat residential yards are often considered less significant than the benefits of the Hollywood Hills lifestyle. Since most of the single-family residences in the Hollywood Hills real estate market have parking available for their owners, driving serves effectively as a mode of transportation to school and recreational activities for children. Children may not be able to play in their own yard, though they will likely have a friend with flat spaces for play dates and get-togethers.
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