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Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs

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Tours of John Lautner’s Elrod House or the Annenberg’s newly re-opened Sunnylands may leave us wondering if we could ever afford a modernist luxury for ourselves, but thankfully LivingHomes and Cavco Industries have launched a more realistic option at the Prefab showcase during Palm Springs Modernism Week.

Inspired by the modern homes built by developer Joseph Eichler in the 1950s and 1960s, the C6 home offers potential homeowners a competitively-priced modern home built according to LEED Platinum standards. “This is actually the most energy efficient home we’ve ever done. It blew us away,” says Steve Glenn, CEO of LivingHomes, “We’re 51 percent more efficient than Title 24 building energy codes.” Here’s a look inside the home.

Starting at $179,000, the C6 is a three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,232-square-foot home outfitted with comfort and...
Taking a cue from many Eichler homes, the C6 home is organized around a courtyard.
The millwork in the C6 home is formaldehyde free.
The C6 home achieves efficiency through a combination of strategies, including energy efficient lighting and...
The home takes on a comfortable, natural texture thanks to cork floors, wood ceiling, natural wood millwork, and wood...
Low-flow water fixtures and a grey water system are included in the C6 home.
LivingHomes and Cavco also used zero VOC paints, which in combination with formaldehyde-free millwork, ensure zero...
The C6 home is bright and airy, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass, clerestory windows, light tubes, and transom...
The C6 is a great step toward making an affordably, healthy and sustainable home.
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