The first LEED Platinum certified in Newport Beach is a gorgeous modern prefab. A-list architecture firm, Kieran Timberlake, designed the LivingHome Newport Beach; eco-interiors are by Kristin Kilmer Designs.
According to a release issued by LivingHomes, the LivingHome Newport Beach (which served as a demo home during the 2009 TED conference in Long Beach) was designed to “achieve the ‘Z6’ environmental goals LivingHomes strives to achieve with its homes: zero energy, zero water, zero indoor emissions, zero waste, zero carbon, and zero ignorance.” Among the eco-specs of the home are rooftop photovoltaics, low-flow fixtures, bio-composite wood siding, high-performance windows, recycled glass tiles, and more. The prefabricated modules that make up the home are constructed from recycled steel and engineered lumber. Bonus point: the home is just a block from the beach.
Head on over to LivingHomes to read more about and view the floor plan of this specific Living Home model, KT1.5 (it starts at $508,700 in case you were wondering). More photos of the home both pre– and post-installation are also available at the LivingHomes Flickr photostream. And if you’re in the Orange County area, mark your calendars: the LivingHome Newport Beach will be open for tours in October.