House Call: Kohler LivingHome

House Call: Kohler LivingHome

Rebecca Orlov
Feb 13, 2009

021309_lh01.jpgThis past week we drove down to Long Beach and had the pleasure of checking out the Kohler LivingHome, a sustainably designed, modern prefab home. Might we say...simply stunning and very cool. Assembled in just four days and design to achieve LEED Platinum level certification, the prefabricated home features materials, products, technology and furnishings that highlight the best in sustainable design. We especially loved....

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021309_lh03.jpg...the eucalyptus flooring throughout the bi-level 2,200 sf home. We also enjoyed learning that the Kohler LivingHome used recycled steel and time-efficient engineered lumber to make up the modules, recycled glass tiles, high-performanced windows with recycled window frames, water saving features and other LEED features.

021309_lh02.jpgThe home was furnished by interior designer, Kristin Kilmer, who continued the green effort by using furniture + decor built with sustainable materials. (Love the cork shade over the dining table!)

021309_lh04.jpgLivingHomes has helped to evolve prefab living to such amazing aesthetic heights plus the sustainability effort put into these homes is remarkable. The Kohler LivingHome reflects 6 key objectives for all LivingHome's construction and operation: Zero Water, Zero Energy, Zero Waste, Zero Emissions, Zero Carbon, and Zero Ignorance. These homes are built to leave a very minimal environmental footprint. Now we just need to find some land and we are in!

The Kohler LivingHome is currently open to the public through Saturday, 2/21. Click here and register for a free tour or visit (www.livinghomes.net).


  • Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To learn more about LivingHomes, sustainable building, the green effort and more, click here to visit their website.

To learn about the interior designer, click here to visit Kristin Kilmer's site.

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