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A new eco-party spot’s having its grand opening in Culver City tomorrow night. Marrakesh House, a Morrocan design inspired sustainable living space remodeled by Chris Paine (best known as the director of Who Killed the Electric Car?), will throw open its doors for a Grand Opening Party with everything from eco-cocktails to wild animals.

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The 4,300-square-foot house, described as “a 21st century sustainable showcase and plug-in vehicle mecca” boasts gorgeous sustainble furniture from Cisco Homes, an organic garden with a Tetris-inspired design, a Lemon Tree Teahouse made with 95% reclaimed materials, hi-tech water-saving toilets — and even a chicken coop and bee hive!

organic garden at Marrakesh House in Culver City by you.

Electric car enthusiasts will be most impressed by the 3 electric vehicle charging systems in the garage, where Chris Paine’s Tesla (below), EV Rav 4 and electric bike are housed. 60% of the house’s energy — including that used to charge the vehicles — comes from the solar panels on the house’s roof!

Chris Paine with his Tesla at Marrakesh House in Culver City by you.

Much of the material used in the house are reclaimed, including a church pew turned garden bench and kitchen cabinets turned garden cabinets. Marrakesh House also has the usual eco-friendly touches like LED lights and zero VOC paints — and a serene view of California’s newest park in Culver City.

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Perhaps the least eco aspect of Marrakesh House is that it’s located in a spot that’s basically only accessible by car. On the upside, Plug In America volunteers shuttled visitors from the valet spot to the the house in all-electric cars — meaning some lucky guests got to take rides in a gorgeous red Tesla.

Pool and Lemon Tree Teahouse at Marrakesh House in Culver City by you.

Want to see Marrakesh House in person? Buy tickets for the grand opening tomorrow NOW, as general admission tickets are sold out and $50 VIP tickets — which include access to a hosted bar — are going fast. Entertainment includes Ben Lee, Naked Rhythm, Danyavaad featuring Indiriani, KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel, Marrakesh House resident DJ Evil — and live animals from the Wildlife Learning Center.

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In addition to meeting and mingling with your green-minded fellow Angelenos, you’ll get to nibble on Morrocan-style cuisine from eco-restaurant Akasha. Once you buy the ticket, you’ll get an email with the exact address of Marrakesh House. The party begins at 5 pm and goes late night — See you there!

Photos by Siel

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