Hive Modular, a Minneapolis-based company that sells modular, contemporary homes, recently sent us photos of this X-Line prefab in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota.  The X-Line 003 features an exterior of fiber cement, steel, and locally harvested cedar, while the interior features stylish modern elements.  Pay particular attention to the translucent polycarbonate walls by Polygal, the red IKEA kitchen, and the custom tables from Eastvold Custom Woodworks

Hive-X003 floor plan

All the windows and doors are Low E II with argon and help flood the interior with natural light.  Also, the X-Line 003 is set up with a whole house lighting system and thermostat controllable by an iPhone.  The owners can control what's going on inside without even being there. 

On the outside, you can see how Hive Modular used gabion baskets in place of concrete retaining walls.  They went with the gabion baskets because they're just as strong and durable as concrete and have much less embodied energy. 







Hive Modular is probably one of the most popular prefab companies in the Midwest because, in all likelihood, they provide a product that's economically approachable.  If you like this X-Line 003 prefab, you may also like this St. Paul Prefab or this B-Line Small Prefab by Hive.   

Photo credits: Hive Modular Picasa Album