In California, Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner have earned themselves a reputation as the go-to architects for dream homes and classic house renovations. As a measure of their credentials, consider this: they’ve now built six homes for Tom Ford and they were the retro-fit architects of choice for the new owners of Richard Neutra’s legendary Kaufmann house.
It’s a little surprising then to learn that Marmol-Radziner and Associates is quietly building a thriving side business in prefabricated homes. ‘I think these days, the term prefab is thrown around wildly,’ says Radziner. ‘Our prefabs are modular and are delivered to site complete with everything in it.’
Rincon 5, as the current range is known, is 60-ft long and barely distinguishable from a site-build, so meticulous are the detailing and construction standards. The $220,000 fee includes construction costs. Radziner points out that each Rincon takes eight weeks to build in the factory and is delivered to the site complete with tiles, plumbing and even fixtures like dishwashers and sinks.