Actor Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, is making waves in the architecture community with the radical renovation of a pre-war beachfront home in Southern California. Cranston and his wife transformed what had originally been a 1940s military housing unit into a stunning two-story modern home meeting both LEED Platinum and Passive House standards.
At the heart of the 2,450 sq. ft. home’s sustainable design is a passive solar strategy and a high performance building envelope featuring structural insulated panel (SIP) walls from US SIPs.
Eco-conscious materials were specified throughout the home, including kitchen cabinets with recycled wood content and concrete with fly ash. LED lighting, solar water heating, and photovoltaics further reduce the home’s carbon footprint.
Read more about Cranston’s home at Dwell magazine.
Visit 3 Palms Project for information on the home, project team, and additional photos.