Gallery: LivingHomes Delivers KieranTimberlake Prefab in Orange County


LivingHomes had the honor of building the first LEED Platinum certified home in the US, and now they’re on schedule to deliver the first LEED Platinum certified home in Orange County. The new KieranTimberlake LivingHome 1.5 (KTLH1.5) was erected earlier this month in a single day. Located in the city of Newport Beach, we carry no doubts that the home will be LEED Platinum certified given LivingHomes‘ track record.

The new 2,200 sqaure feet includes 2 bedrooms and a bonus room. The interior features an impressive array of green systems that make this new home super sustainable including: an automatic ventilation system, recycled wood/bamboo siding, solar powered photovoltaics by SunTech, high-performance windows with recycled frames, and low-flow Kohler bathroom and grey-water plumbing.

Looking to install a LivingHomes prefab but not in California? No worries! Prior to the launch of KTLH1.5, LivingHomes went about establishing network of fabricators so they can serve nearly every state on the mainland and deliver the homes at an average price of $275 per square foot. In a rush? Also not a problem – the new owners of the Newport Beach home will be moved in within a month after install. The entire process took fewer than four months from start to finish, which beats the usual one year wait with prefab homes.

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  1. Karl2428 September 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    This houses are very beautiful. But too expensive to buy. But still it is very well furnished. Great post. Thank you for sharing. Keep on posting.

    Home Builders Orange County

  2. dreamhomeseeker October 9, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I like the modern look of these homes. Too bad they’re so expensive. I thought part of the prefab idea was lower cost? Oh well… Also too bad they had to squeeze it a tiny lot.

    If you really want to change the world with green homes, you have to make them more affordable.

  3. Belles Townhomes: SF's ... October 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    […] LivingHomes collaborated with Kieran Timberlake to design manufacture the seven townhomes for the Presidio, making this their first foray into building multi-family residences. These factory-built modular homes were assembled on-site by Forest City as part of the Presidio Landmark. The project is made up of seven three-story attached units overlooking a shared central green in front of a wooded area. Each three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit includes its own garage, patio and rooftop deck. […]

  4. modman December 1, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    One of the major advantages of prefab is that while the site work is being done, your house is being built in a factory. You cannot do both at the same time with typical site construction. This allows the homeowner or contractor to save a significant amount of interest on their construction loan.

  5. cinsk November 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    GREAT! An overpriced marginal design that is only available to the rich?! Is that supossed to be GREEN??!!!

  6. Althestane November 21, 2009 at 8:15 am

    With such a simple floor plan and easy structural strategy, why was this home pre-fabricated? It was erected in one day, but that likely required one or more months of foundation work beforehand and several months of in-the-shop construction. All in all, i’ll bet that the time to completion of this project isn’t all that faster than typical construction methods, which also don’t involve massive heavy machinery for transportation and the spectacle/risk of hoisting sections into place. If it’s mass-produced, I can understand it, but as a one-off home, it doesn’t seem like a more effective, more sustainable way to build.

  7. jeanX November 20, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    It would a good idea to include the state and country.
    Is this in CA?
    If so, I think less of it.

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