What’s better than a modern home? Well, a modular modern home, of course! Prefabricated dwellings not only cut construction time in half (or even down to a matter of days), they’re also typically more eco-friendly because they produce less waste. They often ring in at a lower price point as well. Despite their reputation for being somewhat box-like, today’s modular houses are surprisingly customizable with bells and whistles ranging from multiple stories to cantilevered wings to patios and other green spaces. Design Build Ideas show you today how incredible modular houses could be.
A Vacation in the Hamptons
Let’s start off with a handsome house by modular housing heavyweight Resolution 4: Architecture. Called the Swingline Home, this Hamptons vacation home is made of 7 stacked boxes manufactured by Simplex Industries and features two master suites, five bathrooms, and many luxurious amenities like a pool and roof deck, putting to rest the idea that prefab homes need to be ho-hum.
Classy Cantilevered Beauty
Set in California’s impossibly picturesque Sonoma, CA, this modular beauty by Method Homes was designed by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture of Seattle and Palm Springs, while the owners installed the landscaping themselves, as well as an envy-inducing swimming pool overlooking a pristine valley below.
Touch of Minimalist Magic
While it might look like an alien spaceship that landed in the middle of a field, WG3’s Hypercubus is actually a miniature hotel room that allows guests to experience modular living on a small scale for a few days. Meant to be an oasis that draws the surrounding landscape indoors, the minimalist accommodations are surprisingly spacious on the inside, thanks to a cozy lofted bedroom.
Invite Nature Indoors
The Breezehouse is popular prefab home maker Blu Homes’ most iconic home, and for good reason. Named because of its glass walls that can fold open at the owners’ whim, the breathtaking 2,978-square-foot abode instantly becomes one with its surroundings, making for some spectacular entertaining possibilities. Its eco-conscious features also allow it $15,000 in average energy savings over 10 years.
Smart Shipping Container Home
A list of the best modular homes is simply incomplete without a cool prefab crafted from used shipping containers. Casa Incubo in Costa Rica is arguably one of the best in this regard as it brings together eco-friendly design, frugality of resources and spacious interiors in a grand style. Doubling as both a home studio and a lavish residence, architect Maria Jose Trejos ensured that it offers all the comforts of a lovely modern home even while cutting back on construction cost and energy needs.
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