2017 Residential Awards RecipientsCategory
Prototype | A True Starter Home
Honor Award .
Architect: Lehrer Architects LA
Project Location: Los Angeles, CA
Designed and built under $200k –start-to-finish– in less than one year, this starter home prototype –on four sites– elevates the typology by using complex spaces to create a sense of luxury and energy independence not usually found in affordable housing.
While honoring the rudiments of good living, these modest homes mimic the surrounding neighborhood’s traditional gable typology while standing out with eccentric highlights.
This prototype shows that dignity, sustainability, sense of luxury and healthy living are not reserved for those at the top of the social ladder.