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Modern House Design Could Influence Your Prefab Design

Houses April 8, 2016

Modern House Design Could Influence Your Prefab Design

We’ve been looking at prefabricated home design lately and thinking about how we can find affordable solutions for the good people of our countries so they can all have homes. Well, this particular house design isn’t an inexpensive prefab, but we’re talking about it because its design could certainly be replicated or influence your modular home design.

The photo above shows a house called “The Glass Pavilion,” which was designed by Steve Hermann. It’s a 5-bedroom house that’s just under 14,000 square feet. That’s way more than most prefab home buyers are looking for, right?

Right, but look at the layout (picture above and thumbnail photo below). Not the entire structure, but the concept of it. It’s a flat, blocky house design, and the impression of the house and its aesthetic could be done with basic modular construction — even container bin construction — and could be scaled to the size (how many bedrooms) you want your prefab home to have.

Forgetting about the underground parking lot of the luxurious Glass House for a moment, the above-ground visible part of the house could be placed on simple leveling and blocking (without need for a concrete foundation).

To see more of Steve Hermann’s luxury home designs, find him in our prefab and modular homes directory. For more modular homes (click here).

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Tekapo Shed Small Family House Design

Houses February 24, 2016

Tekapo Shed Small Family House Design

Small house builders and those in the prefabricated home market might want to take a look at this gable-form house design, which was a recent winner of a Small Project Architecture award.

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Elegant Georgian Style Yet Simple Town House

Houses January 11, 2016

Elegant Georgian Style Yet Simple Town House

Taking a pause from prefabs and modular home building styles for a minute here, we found this simple classic styled town house.

“Designed by Stephen Fuller, Inc., of Atlanta, the home combines a classic, good-looking exterior with spacious, livable interiors. Called “Brook Hollow”, this traditional house features deep porches remind us of the Georgian styling. People who love an elegant yet simple lifestyle will surely love this design.

“Of course we encourage people who choose this house for their home to use a high quality steel frame instead of timber frame.

Stats:
3,951 sq. ft. (additional 754 sq. ft. – garage)
4 (6 possible) bedrooms
4 baths

Dimensions 82 ‘ W x 69 ‘ ” D x 34′ H.

Find more from Stephen Fuller, Inc., and other companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more houses, click here.

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Perfect Dark Wood Country House with Sloped Roof

Houses January 11, 2016

Perfect Dark Wood Tones with Warm, Country Primitive Roof Slope Style

How about this small house that they designed and built with a warm, country rustic style and in dark wood tones. I see these dark wood finishes being popular in other countries, but less so around where I live. I’ve even seen them do these with a natural finish, by slightly burning the surface of the wood before applying finish.

Anyway, this country tiny house also has a clean wood style interior (take a look at the photos).

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pitched roof quite like this one. What do you think of that style? The long side might accumulate snow where I am living.

And check out that small white picket patio! Just enough to step outside and get some air.

Find more small house design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more tiny homes, click here.

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How they took a COMPLETE MESS and turned it into a recording studio

Houses January 8, 2016

How they took a COMPLETE MESS and turned it into a recording studio

Here’s how to build a personal music (or sound) recording studio, DIY style, in one of the most inexpensive ways possible. These guys rebuilt this complete mess into a pretty snazzy clean and functional (sound-proof) studio.

The steps involved: cleaning out the mess, rebuilding the walls (with concrete blocks), re-finishing the exterior (with a rock pattern), framing the interior, insulating, rebuilding the door and insulating it, too, and painting the interior.

I think a lot of people will agree that the finished product this team from tropical Thailand came up with is pretty nice, especially considering it was such a low-budget DIY job! For those who are curious, the studio is called “88boymusic studio.”

The area is 6.4 mX 4.6 meters high by 3 meters.

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from builders and companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more houses, click here.

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Requests

Houses January 7, 2016

Here are some things people would like us to find for them. This page is just for us to keep the requests as notes so we can find things that will help these people.

“Single level, pitched roof, open concept, walk in closet, bath with a tub, walk out decks”

“Property taxes are largely based on square footage. Under 1000 sq. ft., is the lowest. Put that on a basement foundation with a walk up attic and that would be ideal for me as an empty nester yet allow me to expand my living area of needed.” – So 999 square feet with a large basement? What’s the ideal attic size? “Big enough to convert to living space if needed.”

“1000 square to 1200 square open concept with 2 bedrooms and bath and a half.”

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