While this slightly prefab home in Marin County served as more of a prototype for being able to flood proof homes in areas that suffer from water damage, the residence by Peek Ancona Studio is a gorgeous example of how sustainability and prefab can be gorgeous.
Since half of the lot is home to a historical 40s built home, the new 450 square foot enclosure had to be sure not to impeded upon the original structure. Cantilevered elements were taken advantage of for the second floor, with red cedar and glass ‘barn’ doors adding to the overall aesthetic of the home. The flood-proofed area involves a base flood elevation of 12′ off of the ground– just to be safe. Bifolds at the bottom of the structure allow for waves to crash through, or the future potential to house water toys under the home as sea levels continue to rise.