The Eastsider last February reported on the Echo Park home designed and built by Jerome Pelayo, who wanted the two-story home to serve as a showcase for his new company focused on building energy-efficient homes that were relatively affordable as well as stylish. Last month, however, Pelayo sold the 2,100-square-foot Echo Park home, built with partially pre-fabricated walls and a wood-pellet stove for heating, on Rosemont Avenue for $779,000, according to Redfin. Why did Pelayo sell the newly built home?
“As much as my wife and I loved our home, we got excited about the prospect of a new challenge,” Pelayo said via email. “We’re looking to build a house for ourselves, that will push the limits of what’s possible in terms of environmental features.”
Pelayo did not say where his new home would be located but his green home building company, Sunia Homes, is preparing to break ground on two Silver Lake homes on Descanso Drive, he said. “We couldn’t be happier with our progress.”