Imagine if homes could be built in a matter of hours instead of the usual months-to-years. Quick and efficient building has been the promise of prefab housing for years, and Santa Monica prefab darlings LivingHomes is living up to that promise with an exciting new eco development in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. They've just erected six solar-powered, LEED-certified green homes, each of which only took five hours to assemble.
Designed to meet LEED Platinum certification, these modern prefabricated townhomes are located in Atwater Village, one of Los Angeles’ most up-and-coming neighborhoods – but they can pop up just about anywhere.
Located on the corner of Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village, the sustainably designed three-story homes comprise three bedrooms, three baths, a 376-square-foot private backyard, and offer views of the city skyline and distant mountains. Each of the single-family homes were prefabricated in Oregon and then assembled on site unit-by-unit with a 275-pound crane.
The prefabricated units measure 16 feet in width, 53 feet in length, and 11 feet in height for a total of 1,185 square feet of indoor living space. They are outfitted with siding, windows, flooring, countertops, plumbing, and even lighting before they arrive on-site. Each home also comes with a 326-square-foot two-car garage and 176 square feet of outdoor living space in addition to the private yard.
Residents can move in as soon as the homes are hooked up to the city’s electrical, water, and sewer systems. The contemporary interior features floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights that bring in natural light, ventilation, and views of the outdoors. Cradle to Cradle-certified timber floors and use of other recycled and renewable materials reduce the buildings’ carbon footprints, while energy-efficient lighting, appliances, and solar-ready systems minimize energy consumption.
Images via LivingHomes at Atwater Village