Californian Eco Homes, Palms Residence by Marmol Radziner

natural materials for living room design

Natural materials for living room design with large windows


Vast elements of glass on the Southern side of this modern house design fill home interiors with natural light and connect rooms with exterior living spaces. Completed in 2008, this 2,800 square foot prefab home that consists of 14 modules, is located in Venice, California, USA.

This modern house design includes a few green features, – a recycled steel frame, insulated panels and glass, eco-friendly materials, energy saving appliances, and natural cooling design. This modern house is built, substantially reducing the environmental impact of its construction. The comfortable and attractive, contemporary home is located on an urban lot in Venice, California and designed by a Los Angeles based studio Marmol Radziner,

Eco home design in California

Prefab modern house design, eco home exterior

House design description by Marmol Radziner

The Palms Residence is located on a narrow, urban lot in Venice, California. The home looks inward, incorporating covered decks and small courtyard space, giving the structure a sense of privacy despite its location on an infill lot.

Comprised of 14 modules the 2,800 sq ft house includes three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a living room/dining room, a double height kitchen with an operable skylight, an office, and 700 additional square feet of outdoor living space. Vast expanses of glass on the southern side of the structure fill the home with natural light and connect the interior and exterior spaces.

Natural materials for living room design with large windows

Natural materials are perfect for the eco home design. The living room design with large windows and skylights looks bright and beautiful. The home includes custom walnut casework in the living room and kitchen, concrete floors on the first floor, and eco-timber hickory floors on the second floor. The bedrooms have built-in beds and additional casework. The exterior of the home is finished with cedar siding. A series of screening techniques, including landscaping, fencing, and louvered panels provide shelter from the street while retaining the open feel of the home.

Modern kitchen design with skylight; wood kitchen cabinets and island

Modern kitchen design with sky light, wood kitchen cabinets, and island are just a few highlights that the home features. It includes a variety of green features, – a recycled steel frame, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS), Triple-Pane insulating glass, eco-friendly materials, Energy Star-rated appliances, and natural cooling features. The home was produced in the MRP factory, substantially reducing the environmental impact of the construction.

Wooden cabinets and shelves provide plenty of storage

  by Ena Russ   

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