The sculptural form of the cantilevered Koto LivingHome 1 conceives a comfortable, two-bedroom residence from a tiny footprint. Dubbed Yksi (Finnish for "first"), this is the first home Koto created for Plant, showcasing classic Scandinavian design elements that convey quiet luxury while maximizing light, space, and sustainable living.
Bedrooms are thoughtfully located on opposite ends of the first floor, forming private wings with independent views to the outdoors. A third bonus room is perfectly sized for a home office or twin guest bed.
The entire second floor is dedicated to an open kitchen, dining, and living room, making a welcoming space to entertain friends and family. Large picture windows create an incredible sense of openness, and sliding glass doors leading to two ample decks invite inhabitants to spend time outdoors—a core value of the Scandinavian lifestyle.
A natural timber exterior helps the Koto LivingHome 1 sit in harmony with its surroundings, with a much lower carbon footprint than typical synthetic or cement siding. Like every LivingHome, the Koto LivingHome 1 is designed to net-zero standards and ships complete with best-in-class smart home technology and energy monitoring.
Open-concept kitchen, dining, and living area
Private outdoor space
Alexa-enabled smart home technology
Designed to meet both LEED Platinum and net zero standards
Koto is a multidisciplinary design studio serving clients in Europe and the United States. Founded by designers Zoe and Jonathan Little and architect Theo Dales, the team creates beautifully-sculpted dwellings characterized by a minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic centered around nature, quiet luxury, and longevity.
Other LivingHomes by Koto
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.
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.