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Palms Residence / Marmol Radziner Prefab

  • Architects: Marmol Radziner Prefab
  • Location: Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Architect: Marmol Radziner Prefab
  • Area: 2800.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Deasey Penner Photography

© Deasey Penner Photography © Deasey Penner Photography © Deasey Penner Photography © Deasey Penner Photography

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

© Deasey Penner Photography
© Deasey Penner Photography

Comprised of 14 modules, the 2,800 sqf house includes 3 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.

section perspective
section perspective

Large expanses of glass on the southern side of the structure fill the home with natural light and connect the interior and exterior spaces.

© Deasey Penner Photography
© Deasey Penner Photography

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.

plan
plan

The bed rooms 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.

© Deasey Penner Photography
© Deasey Penner Photography

The home includes a variety of green features including, a recycled steel frame, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS), Triple-Pane insulating glass, eco-friendly materials, Energy Star-rated appliances, and natural cooling features. 

© Deasey Penner Photography
© Deasey Penner Photography

The home was produced in the MRP factory, substantially reducing the environmental impact of its construction.

© Deasey Penner Photography
© Deasey Penner Photography
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