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LivingHomes Completes 3 Unit Ray Kappe-Designed Multi-Family Residence in Los Altos

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On May 20, 2011 @ 1:03 pm In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | No Comments

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The Santa Monica-based company, LivingHomes [3], contracted Ray Kappe and Kieran Timberlake [1] to design their prefabulous homes. The Los Altos project is Kappe’s first multi-family residence and includes a 1,594 sq ft LivingHome with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and a 380 sq ft private deck, a 540 sq ft studio LivingHome that includes 1 bedroom and 1 bath, and a 1,685 sq ft LivingHome with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and a 186 sq ft private deck. The 1 bed, 1 bath unit is ADA-adaptable and designed as an affordable housing [6] unit. Each residence features an open floor plan, a private garden and patio, and an extremely comprehensive environmental program.

Eight modular units, constructed by Irontown homes, make up this modern, yet warm California residence based on Kappe’s RK4.1 design [7]. Installation of the modules took place back in November of 2010. As with all LivingHomes, this one also features non-toxic and environmentally friendly materials [8]. The exterior features shading devices and FSC certified cedar siding. LEED Platinum certification is expected sometime soon, making this the first project of its kind in the area.

+ LivingHomes [9]

YouTube Preview Image [10]

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URLs in this post:

[1] LivingHomes: http://inhabitat.com/kirantimberlake-and-livinghomes-unveil-leed-platinum-ktlh1-5-house/

[2] Ray Kappe: http://inhabitat.com/livinghomes-announces-national-availability-of-ray-kappes-green-prefabs/

[3] first LEED Platinum project: http://inhabitat.com/belles-townhomes-sfs-first-leed-platinum-multi-family-housing/

[4] prefab homes: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/architecture/prefab-housing

[5]  : http://inhabitat.com/livinghomes-completes-3-unit-ray-kappe-designed-multi-family-residence-in-los-altos/los-altos-livinghomes-3/?extend=1

[6] affordable housing: http://inhabitat.com/tag/affordable-housing

[7] Kappe’s RK4.1 design: http://www.livinghomes.net/modelDetail.html?model=rk4.1

[8] environmentally friendly materials: http://inhabitat.com/category/green-materials

[9] + LivingHomes: http://www.livinghomes.net/

[10] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTQfTK6-QYQ

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