Santa Monica PreFab 2

Santa Monica, CA

This ‘L’ shaped prefabricated house synthesizes standard modular dimensions, complex setback requirements and solar orientation to make maximum use of the site and delineate several outdoor spaces. The 3950 sf residence is made up of eight steel-frame modules.

The northeast and northwest facades front 10th St. and Alta Ave. They attempt to harmonize with the neighborhood via window patterns, stucco at the first floor and painted cedar at the second floor. The second floor terrace softens the corner transition on this prominent corner lot. 10 ft. by 30 ft. sliding glass windows dominate the northwest elevation and provide views to the side yard. A penthouse lantern houses the stairwell bringing natural light through the house with continuous Polygal wall panels.

The first floor contains a spacious 770 sf open living-dining-kitchen space with a 10 ft. ceiling and bamboo floor. Two home offices, a playroom, full bath, pantry, mudroom, half bath and secret under-the-stairs playspace fill out the remainder of this floor. The kitchen is by Boffi. The offices open to a front yard garden. The second floor contains a large master bedroom suite with bath and walk-in closets, three bedrooms, two full baths and a laundry room.