LivingHomes Debuts CK4.2, A Lower-Cost Two-Story Prefab Home
LivingHomes, a leader in sustainable and healthy prefabricated homes, will be showcasing their first lower-cost two–story prefabricated home, the CK4.2, at Dwell on Design Los Angeles this year. It is the first project built by spin-out Plant Prefab, the nation’s first home factory focused on sustainable construction.
The largest design conference in the nation, Dwell On Design, returns for its 11th year to the Los Angeles Convention center for three days of design-packed events for both design professionals and novices. Featuring hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the newest and smartest in design, the CK4.2 will be situated in the center of the showfloor, as part of the Dwell Outdoor Pavilion.
This is the fifth year LivingHomes has designed the official showhome of Dwell on Design, and it is the first time a full size two–story home has been constructed at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The CK4.2, designed by LivingHomes, boasts 1,700 square feet with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. This home features a spacious master suite, reconfigurable second bedrooms, floor to ceiling glass, a double-high ceiling over the main living space, and an integrated garage. Like all LivingHomes, the CK4.2 includes a LEED® Platinum level environmental program, with materials, finishes, and systems that are designed to dramatically reduce energy, water, and resource use to create healthier indoor air quality.
“The CK4.2 is our first lower-cost two–story LivingHome,” said LivingHome founder Steve Glenn. “It’s designed for narrow lots in cities and it gives people a much faster and more cost effective solution versus site-built homes.”
The CK4.2 sells for $296,000 and local transportation, installation, simple foundation and utilities can add another $150,000. Consumers can learn more about the CK4.2 and create a Virtual LivingHome with materials and finishes they select at http://www.livinghomes.net/configure.html?model=ck4&step=0
The CK4.2 is comprised of four 56’ x 12 x 12’ modules and it will be assembled by Modular Building Direct and Dengrey Construction on June 21 in three hours. The LivingHome will be decorated by Sarah Rosenhaus Interior Design with furnishings provided by MidcenturyLA and Design Within Reach. It will be available to tour throughout the duration of Dwell on Design, Friday (for Trade), Saturday, and Sunday (for consumers). It features a modern kitchen fit with Signature Kitchen Suite appliances, cabinets from Bellmont Cabinets, water efficient bathroom and kitchen fixtures from Kohler, and counter tops made of recycled materials from Cosentino’s Eco series. The bathrooms include hand crafted Fireclay Tiles made of 70% recycled clay. The wood flooring is from Urban Floors. Benjamin Moore Paints add a touch of color to the walls and Integrity Windows by Marvin allow for abundant natural light. James Hardie siding is used for LivingHomes exterior along with AGS Stainless railing and ATG Stores Lighting. The decks are made of Eco Arbor’s 100% recycled plastic decking materials. Modern House Numbers will be sure to make the home numbers pop off the wall and SAGE by Hughes, will protect the home with a state of the art security system. After Dwell, the CK4.2 will be installed at a permanent location in Silver Lake, CA.
The LivingHome was the first project completed by Plant Prefab, a new company which will be formally announced at Dwell on Design. Plant Prefab is first factory in the nation dedicated to sustainable construction materials, processes, and operations. To reduce its ecological footprint, Plant recycles construction waste and employs compression and electric tools, including the Earthlift from Stertil-Koni that is made from 98% recycled components.
Plant Prefab is an off-shoot of LivingHomes, which launched in 2006, as a design and development company focused on modern, sustainable, prefabricated homes. The company was created based on the need for more affordable and sustainable home construction in the growing urban infill market, and is specially organized for the production of high quality, custom homes based on designs provided by clients and their architects. Plant Prefab is led by a seasoned team of prefabrication, design, and technology executives; Steve Glenn and Bill Talbot, with financial backing from Obvious Ventures, the world positive venture firm.
LivingHomes, livinghomes.net, is a designer and developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, was installed in eight hours. It became the first home ever to receive a LEED for Home Platinum rating. Eighteen LivingHomes have been certified LEED Platinum and one LEED Gold, making the company one of the most experienced designers of homes at the highest level of LEED certification. LivingHomes have garnered significant industry recognition including the AIA’s top sustainable award, Green Builder Magazine’s Home of Year, Business 2.0 “World’s 11 Coolest Products”, and Businessweek’s “Architectural Wonders of the World.” LivingHomes are available in standard or customized configurations to builders, developers and individuals. In addition to design, LivingHomes is developing affordable housing communities for Make It Right, at the Ft. Peck Indian Reservation in Montana and for an East LA Community Corporation project in Los Angeles, and for its own project in Atwater Village, Los Angeles.
About Plant Prefab
Located in Southern California, Plant Prefab is the first prefabricated home factory in the nation dedicated to sustainable construction, materials, processes, and operations. Partially funded by Obvious Ventures, Plant Prefab manufactures custom and single/multifamily homes that are high-quality, healthy, and durable. With their patented building system, Plant Prefab delivers low cost homes in half the time and with less waste than traditional site-based contractors.
Plant models are fully customizable and available to individuals, developers, and architects. The first Plant Prefab home, the CK4.2 was constructed in 2016, and will be located on a private lot in Silver Lake, CA following Dwell on Design.