Several years ago, the City of Santa Monica bought Mountain View Mobile Home Park in order to preserve it for affordable housing.Â The city upgraded the infrastructure and recently sent out an RFP to replace 20 travel trailers and mobile homes with more energy-efficient, safe, contemporary, manufactured homes.Â Santa Monica eventually awarded the contract to Golden West Homes in partnership with Marmol Radziner Prefab.
Over the last few years, Marmol Radziner Prefab has moved from expensive to approachable such as with Rincon and Locomo.Â MRP CEO Todd Jerry told the LA Times, “Combining prefab at an affordable price point and doing it with green features, in our opinion, is the ultimate application of prefab.”
These 20 manufactured homes cost about $705,000 total with add-ons running another $713,000.Â Homes range in size from 384 to 1,200 square feet and in individual price from $25,000 to $72,000.
Add-ons include solar photovoltaics, solar hot water, tankless water heating, green screens, SolaTubes, and outdoor decks.
The new units have been designed by Marmol Radziner Prefab and built by Golden West Homes, a Clayton Homes company helping on this project and also behind the i-House endeavor.Â The first home was installed about 10 days ago and the rest will be installed throughout March.Â Santa Monica allocated up to $3,000,000 to the replacements.
Credits: Marmol Radziner.