Midcentury Modern gets a high-performance update in this distinctly Californian design. Inspired by the case study homes of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, the RPA LivingHome 3 cleverly blends retro architectural elements with advanced Passive House technology for smart, one-story living.
Long, clean lines and a stately covered entry sets the stage for this stylish home. The airy foyer leads to an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living room, with floor-to-ceiling glass that extends the living space onto the patio. Ample counter space and included kitchen island simplify weekday meals, while a gracious dining area with built-in cabinetry invites you to pull up a chair and unwind. An adjacent office with outdoor views provides a quiet space for work.
Off the living main area, a hallway leads to the laundry and powder room, followed by a full bath and two bedrooms. A generous master suite comprises the furthest reaches of the home, offering a private master bath, walk-in closet, and direct access to the pool area.
The garage and spa wing of the home can be configured as a live-in suite, large workspace, or home gym complete with full kitchen, bathroom, steam room, and sauna. The wing opens onto a shaded outdoor "room" with space for a dining area, seating area, and an outdoor fireplace.
The RPA LivingHome 3 was designed to meet Passive House* 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.
3182 sq. ft.
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.
Open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area
Home gym or guest suite with kitchen
Outdoor fireplace (optional)
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.