Santa Monica-based LivingHomes is doing great things with factory-built homes designed by elite architects. They built the first LEED Platinum home in the country and have since certified about 8 more Platinum-level prefabs in various places. Not satisfied with only single family homes, the company has been working on this 3-unit multifamily project in Los Altos, which is also shooting for Platinum certification.
This is the first multifamily project by Ray Kappe, FAIA. It’s not the first multifamily project for LivingHomes which completed Belles Townhomes, a project designed by KieranTimberlake, in San Francisco in 2010.
Los Altos LivingHome has three units and one of them is an affordable studio with one bedroom, one bath, and 540 square feet. Of the other two, one has three bedrooms, three baths, a 380 square-foot deck, and 1,594 square feet, while the other has three bedrooms, three baths, a 186 square-foot deck, and 1,695 square feet.
The building was assembled with a total of eight modules constructed by Irontown Homes in Spanish Fork, Utah.
LivingHomes‘ modules left the factory about 94% complete with windows, doors, and appliances installed and ready for living, according to Los Altos Patch. All of the homes have an open layout and a private garden.