(Source: By Eric Wolff, North County Times, Escondido, Calif. (MCT) – Description: “Neptune Norte” is a newly built house one house away from the ocean and boasts a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum rating, the highest possible energy-efficiency rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. Or, to put it another way, it’s 54 percent more efficient than building codes require. It comes with a 5.9 kilowatt solar system, tankless water heating, and drought-resistant gardens on the roof. Also, a sauna.
Location: 1521 Neptune Ave., Encinitas
List Price: $6,995,000
Last sold: Newly built
Year built: 2012
House size: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, 5,617 square feet
Lot size: 0.24 acres
Features: West of Interstate 5; guest house, tandem garage, 50 percent more efficient than regulations require
About the 92024 ZIP code in May: Median sale price of $771,000, 72 percent above the North County median; 0.17 foreclosures per 1,000 households, 31 percent lower than the North County rate.
Agent: Jo Ann Shannon, (760) 942-0152
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