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LivingHomes Announces National Availability of Ray Kappe’s Green Prefabs

Posted By Evelyn Lee On January 14, 2010 @ 3:45 pm In Architecture,Los Angeles,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 2 Comments

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Fabulous prefab design [2] just became more accessible as LivingHomes [3] has announced that homes by award-winning architect Ray Kappe [4] will be available at lower cost on a national scale. The six Kappe designs now available nationwide come chock-full of all the green features that LivingHomes [3] are known for, delivering high quality design in a sustainable package.

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According to founder Steve Glen, the wood–framed models (which are preferable in cold weather) are 30% less expensive than the steel-framed versions. That means you can have a 1,700 square-foot, two-story home for $392,000 or upgrade to a 3,100 square-foot home for $698,000.

Some specific sustainable features included in all LivingHomes models are: recycled steel and/or sustainably grown or reclaimed wood [5], automatic mini-duct air distribution and ventilation systems, recycled wood/bamboo siding flooring, recycled glass tiles, photovoltaics [6], formaldeyhde-free and low-VOC finishes, paints and stains, high-performance windows with recycled frames, and low-flow bathroom fixtures with grey-water plumbing.

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/14/livinghomes-announces-national-availability-of-ray-kappes-green-prefabs/livinghomeskapperk6-01/

[2] prefab design: http://www.inhabitat.com/architecture/prefab-housing/

[3] LivingHomes: http://www.livinghomes.net

[4] Ray Kappe: http://www.kappedu.com/RayKappe.html

[5] reclaimed wood: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/reclaimed-wood/

[6] photovoltaics: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power/

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