100k House, Trifecta of Modern, Green, Affordable


Overnight, Postgreen announced its first development project in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.  It will be a small project with two small, two-bedroom homes that will be modern, green, and affordable, a powerful trifecta of aspirations.  Generally speaking, the homes will be designed by Interface Studio Architects and will be loftstyle with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and enough green amenities to qualify for about a LEED Silver certification.

Interestingly, Postgreen is also conducting a case study to try to build one of the homes for only $100K.  The purpose would be to prove that modern, green homes can be affordably built today.  They’ve started a blog, the 100k House, to document the entire process from planning to construction to sale.  If you have experience in this endeavor, and I’m sure you do or you wouldn’t be reading Jetson Green, Postgreen is looking for feedback for every step of the process, which you can do by visiting the 100k House blog.  More here.

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  • http://www.postgreen.com Chad Ludeman

    Thanks for the post Preston! Our case study stems from, amoung other things, the continual search in today’s modern and green design seeking crowd for a more affordable product. We kept coming across the $100K as well as $100 psf numbers in these circles and used them as one of the key criteria for this study. Our hope is to be able to open up the market for modern and green architecture to a demographic that can not afford what little is now available that fits their criteria. Hopefully others around the country can learn from our lessons and apply them to their own projects as well.

  • http://www.scottfish.com Scott Fish

    Wow – this is pretty cool. In a spectacular housing market, a $100k house is about anyone’s dream. And it’s green too! Thanks for the link to the blog about it.

  • http://www.modularhomesnetwork.com Factory Built Home

    It’s my pleasure to visit this site. I love the exterior of the house. It would make a great lake home with it’s long frame.

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