We've mentioned tons of prefab homes, but PLACE Houses is a new one for us. This green home is a prefab design by PLACE Houses, a company offering smart, affordable, and green prefab designs to owners in the Pacific Northwest (and soon, the rest of the country). Of note, the 2,800 square foot home is a far cry from the 5,400 square foot design another architect proposed, reports Metropolitan Home. And in the end, the northwest modern residence incorporated a number of sustainable features:
- SIPs efficient construction;
- Garage doors to open up the interior;
- Rooftop solar panels heat the pool and radiant floors;
- Upstairs renewable cork floors;
- Low-VOC paints and formaldehyde-free cabinets;
- Low-flow fixtures and dual flush toilets in bathrooms;
- Pervious concrete driveways for water runoff;
- Grass pavers for water runoff;
- Butterfly roof to easily capture rainwater in barrel;
Readers of the Metropolitan Home article really liked the green couch; the Ligne Roset Togo piece just pops in the living room. I personally like the Emeco chairs with custom fabrics that hold up the custom, movable kitchen table. And the garage door in the dining area — really a poor man's NanaWall — leaves an indelible impression on observers. How could you not like a home such as this?
Photo credits: Erik Johnson for Metropolitan Home.