Prefab LivingHome in Newport Beach is Poised to Become Orange County's First LEED Platinum Home
Dubbed the LHKT 1.5, this design is now being offered for sale nationwide at a price of $275 per square foot installed, which makes it an extremely attractive alternative to site building a comparable modern home. Like the entire line of KieranTimberlake LivingHomes, it combines efficient factory-built construction, lifestyle-driven architecture, and sustainability to offer homeowners, builders and developers a high quality, low environmental impact, architectural housing product that is time- and cost-efficient to build.
"The new KieranTimberlake LivingHomes are designed for environmentally-conscious consumers who want a sustainable, architectural home for a good price and/or a small, urban lot," said Steve Glenn, LivingHomes CEO and founder.
The Newport Beach LivingHome is 2,200 square feet and includes 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a bonus room. Numerous environmental features will help the home qualify for LEED Platinum Certification including recycled steel and timber-efficient engineered lumber, recycled wood/bamboo siding, photovoltaic's (solar power) from SunTech, low-flow Kohler bathroom fixtures and more.
LivingHomes has established a network of fabricators to service buyers in each region of the U.S. The LivingHomes website features a robust, interactive section that enables people to create their own virtual LivingHome, from selecting the finishes and systems that suit their personal style to estimating the costs to fabricate and install the specific home they have chosen.
The price for installed KieranTimberlake LivingHomes start at $225/square foot (sf) and can go to $275/sf or more in quantities of one, depending on options. This price does not include foundation costs, which can add $25-50+/sf, permitting or land. These price points are extremely competitive to those you would expect to pay for architectural homes designed by top architects that include a comprehensive environmental program.
What is LEED? The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. The hallmark of LEED is that it is an open and transparent process where the technical criteria proposed by the LEED committees are publicly reviewed for approval by the more than 10,000 membership organizations that currently constitute the USGBC. Learn More via Wikipedia