Timeless modern design meets advanced building science in this comfortable, four-bedroom home. Following Passive House standards, the RPA LivingHome 1 was designed to provide maximum energy performance, excellent indoor air quality, and unparalleled thermal comfort.
An open-plan kitchen, dining, and living room forms the heart of the home, with large windows and an oversized sliding-glass door to the back deck. A gracious front porch provides a warm welcome, while an attached two-car garage (optional) and side entry hall cater to the practicalities of daily life.
The home’s classic pitched roof (optimized for photovoltaic panels) creates a cozy loft with two bedrooms, a full bath, and a bonus room for a children’s play space or home office. A first-floor laundry room and two first-floor bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, provide one-story living that’s perfect for aging in place—or young families who appreciate a quiet space for mom and dad.
The RPA LivingHome 1 was designed to meet Passive House* energy standards, shipping complete with best-in-class smart home technology, energy monitoring, and high-performance fresh air systems for heating, cooling, and ventilation.
*Passive House certification is administered through Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) or Passive House International (PHI). Certification is entirely optional, so certification fees are not included in the LivingHome cost estimate.
Passive House certified homes use 80% less energy for heating and cooling than conventional buildings and are markedly more healthy and comfortable than traditionally-built homes.
Two-car garage (optional)
1st-floor master suite
Open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area
Alexa-enabled smart home technology
Designed to meet Passive House, LEED Platinum, and net zero standards
Extremely efficient mechanical systems
Dedicated fresh air system
Modeled, predicted performance for comfort, health, and energy efficiency
Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) is a full-service architecture firm specializing in Passive House and energy-efficient design. Blending modern building science with innovative architectural solutions, Pedranti and his team create beautiful, healthy dwellings that provide unsurpassed comfort and energy performance.
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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.