The exterior

3412 Helms Avenue

A 1960s 4 unit apartment building with 2 three bedroom apartments and 2 two bedroom apartments was thoroughly remodeled to bring it into compliance with current safety and energy codes.

Improvements include:

• larger dual-pane glazing with low-e coating

• all new bamboo flooring

• all new bathroom and energy star rated kitchen appliances

• all new kitchen and bathroom casework

• all exterior walls fully insulated

• washer/dryers in every unit

• electric heat pumps in every unit for heating and air conditioning

• all compact and linear fluorescent light fixtures


Address: 3412 Helms Avenue, Culver City, CA 90232

Client: self

Construction Cost: $200,000

Building Area: 3,900 s.f.

Energy and Resources: Low-e coated glazing, efficient heat pump heating and cooling, recycled content in interior finishes

Architect of Record: Erik Mar