Manhattan Beach PreFab
Manhattan Beach, CA
This 22 ft. by 80 ft. eight-module house has been carefully fitted into its narrow inboard lot on a walk street in Manhattan Beach. The modules were transported along the rear alley and craned into place. The 3500 sf two-story prefabricated house sits on a flat lot with a sliver view of the ocean. Its northwest facade presents the public face of the building with its large glass doors, steel chimney, fireplace, metal overhang, balcony, and stucco and metal panel finishes. A large terrace has been carved out of the second floor core to distribute light within the house.
The first floor’s open living-dining-kitchen space is oriented to the walk street and displays the custom kitchen prominently. Both adult residents will work in the first floor office. It also contains the garage, mud room, pantry, full bath, and storage rooms. Bamboo floors are used throughout the house. The second floor contains a master suite with terrace, two children’s bedrooms with a bathroom, a laundry, a playroom and the large terrace. The bamboo clad stair has an operable skylight above it for light and ventilation flow.