Green Prefab Home Planned for NYC


New World Home brings modular technology and sustainability to traditional home design, and, as far as traditional is concerned, these homes are quite nice.  So when you think about it, the collaboration between Country Living magazine and New World Home is perfect. 

Recently, the pair introduced the Country Living Collection of LEED-certified, country style homes available nationally, and Country Living selected New World Home to build the 2010 House of the Year.

If you in the New York area, the modular House of the Year – it’s the Hudson design in the Country Living Collection – will be on display in New York City at the World Financial Center starting on June 4, 2010.

After the open house in New York through June 17, the Hudson will make its way to Vernon, New Jersey, where it will become a design center for the magazine.  The 1,600 square-foot cottage has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a massive wrap-around porch, and all sorts of green elements.  Also, look for interior design by Katie Ridder.

If you’re interested in seeing how these homes come together, make sure to check out Green Build Post (disclosure: one of our prior advertisers). Justin Dubrow is documenting the build of a New World Home in The Hamptons.

These green modular homes range in size from about 1,100 to 2,300 square feet and in price from about $175 to $225 per square foot.  New World Home is legitimate with its integrated, whole-house approach to green building and already has three LEED Platinum certifications (check these three).

[+] Learn more about green modular Country Living Collection.

Media credit: New World Home.

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  • CornFed

    NYC, Really? WTF. Country Living in NYC?
    I’m thinking they would have been better off kicking this off somewhere in the middle west where people actually still build houses and have land.

    • Preston

      Whether buying these as second homes or living in non-urban locations outside of NYC, the fact is, NYC folks are big into prefab. One of New World Homes’ earlier LEED Platinum homes was in Youngsville.

  • Tony

    The elephant in the room for prefab remains. If the construction process is so much more efficient, why are prices higher than standard construction. In our area, the house shown in that photo could most likely be built for $110/foot. Factoring in the potential speed of prefab still does not make up for the high price tag.

    • Anonymous

      The benefit of prefab is not “speed” only. For many it is worth paying more to know that the building of their home is not going to generate tons of waste. Like anything else, prefab construction is subject to the same economic factors as anything else that is new and innovative. In time, economies of scale with make it more affordable.

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