LivingHomes is inspired by the school of modernism initiated by the Bauhaus and widely practiced by great architects like Walter Gropius, Richard Neutra, A. Quincy Jones, and Ray Kappe, our first architect. These architects' designs integrated form and function, presenting materials authentically, devoid of adornment or dress. Their homes expanded space through open floor plans, and invited the outdoors in through floor to ceiling windows that bathed interiors with natural light.
We believe these ideals align coherently with an environmental agenda that directs us to only use what we need. We don't believe in dressing things up unnecessarily. Focusing on what we like to call "warm modernism", our homes integrate the light, volume and linear forms you expect (and hopefully like!) in a modern space - as well as the warmth and detail you find more typically in a Craftsman home.
LivingHomes partners with world-class architects to create our homes. We've thought a lot about how you use homes, so you'll find a lot of highly practical and fun design elements inside. Functional forms, such as moveable millwork walls and expansion points, facilitate the flexible use of space to accommodate your changing needs (new husband, kid, band practice room, etc.), while built-in furniture insures that you always have a place to put your things—from your keys to your electric toothbrush. It's all about high design with low environmental impact.
The average tree absorbs up to 800 lbs of CO2 every year. Plant three or four in your yard to reduce the weight of your carbon footprint by the weight of a Mini Cooper (2700 pounds). Or plant ten and reduce by a Hummer.