What happens when an award-winning industrial designer partners with a leading architectural design studio to completely reimagine the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) housing typology? The Yves Béhar LivingHome 1.
Everything about this ADU was intentionally designed for sustainability, style, and adaptability. Along the exterior, three decks can be arranged in different configurations to maximize use of available space wherever the unit is placed—and helical pile footings allow for placement in a variety of settings. Slatted wood shutters provide privacy when needed, and fold up to become awnings in sunny conditions. Clever interior touches provide thoughtful efficiencies, including a table that slides out from the countertop for flexible dining arrangements.
The unit’s sleek, modern aesthetic and your choice of exterior and interior finishes make it the perfect small home, luxury guest unit, or pool house. Like every LivingHome, the Yves Béhar LivingHome 1 is designed to meet net-zero standards and ships complete with best-in-class smart home technology and energy monitoring.
625 Square Feet
Pull-out dining table
Alexa-enabled smart home technology
Designed to meet both LEED Platinum and net zero standards
Choice of finishes, fixtures, appliances, and smart home
Yves Béhar is a designer and entrepreneur who believes that integrated product, digital, and brand design are the cornerstones of any business. He is the founder and chief designer of fuseproject, an acclaimed industrial design firm, and co-founder of August Home, a leading provider of smart locks and smart home services. As a Plant Design Partner, Béhar strives to achieve inspired living environments that are as creatively designed as they are groundbreakingly functional, and to make them attainable for urban dwellers of the future.
Anatomy of a LivingHome
Your well-being is at the heart of our environmental health and sustainability program, Z6. Every LivingHome features:
Zero VOC paints, stains, and sealants
Mold-resistant, noncombustible drywall
Vents that automatically expel mold-causing humidity
Ample natural daylight
Open floor plans for excellent cross-ventilation
Minimal ductwork to reduce dust and allergens
Spaces that bring the outdoors in
We adhere to a strict environmental health and sustainability program dubbed Z6, which we developed to help us create homes that respect both human and natural systems. And in 2019 we pledged to become fully carbon neutral in our operations by 2028.
We reuse or recycle 80-90% of our construction waste. Our factory uses energy-efficient lighting, cooling, and machinery. We purchase CarbonFund credits to offset our impact.
Sensible building practices
We employ precision engineering to reduce construction waste. We utilize recycled building materials whenever possible. We create a tight building envelope and exceed Title 24 standard performance requirements.
Ultra-efficient heating and cooling systems
Energy Star appliances
Smart energy monitoring
Recycled, high-performance insulation
Drywall with the highest recycled content available (also mold-resistant and non combustible)
Low-flow water fixtures
Solar-ready or net-zero design
Our materials standards, patented building system, and rigorous quality control procedures result in extremely well-built, durable homes.
Our Plant Engineering System ensures design, structural, and manufacturing excellence from the first day of framing to the final walk-through.
Building is conducted in a controlled facility by full-time, highly-trained, and experienced tradespeople.
Materials are extensively researched and carefully vetted for durability and sustainability.
All homes are inspected and approved by state-certified inspectors.
Our standard homes are designed for the way you live, and they’re customizable to your tastes. LivingHomes incorporate functional details and a wide array of carefully-selected finishes, fixtures, appliances, and smart home technology for you to choose from.
Every LivingHome comes with best-in-class connectivity, virtual assistance, security, climate control, and energy monitoring, and you can personalize your smart home experience with your choice of upgrades, like Alexa voice-controlled entertainment streaming and appliances.
We’ll even teach you how to utilize all the benefits of your new smart home through a visit from an Amazon expert, who activates all devices and helps you set up personalized routines.