While never in love with Los Angeles-based developer Steve Glenn's Living Home model (too expensive, too precious), his latest project does sound intriguing: Glenn's LivingHomes is partnering with Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake Associates on an “expandable” single-family (pictured above), prefab green homes that can grow from 900 square feet to 2,230 square feet. All parts of the home are made in a factory--and owners can essentially order more parts of their home as their family grows. Throw out the birth control--and you're getting a new wing!
Additionally, the home will be priced at $215 a square foot, but as the country catches on to the expandable home, costs are expected to drop to $155 a home. Via the presser: "“As you marry, have kids, add in-laws to the household, etc., you’re either moving a lot or constantly renovating, which is time-consuming, expensive, stressful, and very wasteful from a resource perspective,” says Steve Glenn. “LivingHomes by KieranTimberlake introduce an important new capability to homes – the ability to efficiently and cost-effectively adapt to people’s changing lifestyle living needs.” Additionally, the pair is offering a green "townhouse" (pictured below right) that's expected to be priced at $185 a square foot, but is expected to drop to $135 a square foot.
· Living Homes [Official Site]