I mentioned the launch of Connect:Homes recently and how the founders of this company hope to reinvent modular prefab with a unique approach. They took a big first step towards doing that with a prototype home on display at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles last weekend. The crowds, from everything I’ve heard, deeply enjoyed this warm, contemporary abode and the interior touch of style by Kishani Perera.
This is the Connect:2.1 plan with one bedroom, one bathroom, and a galley kitchen that greets a covered outdoor deck space. Treat this as a detached studio, backyard guesthouse, or vacation retreat, and you’ll be hard pressed to go wrong, I’d say.
Perera outfitted the place with all sorts of product from West Elm. There’s also a design package that includes Energy Star appliances, water-efficient fixtures, non-toxic materials, recycled-content surfaces and tiles, LED and CFL lighting, low-VOC sealants, and no-VOC paints.
For the new purchaser, Connect:2.1 has a base price of $105,000, though upgrades, delivery, installation, and site work will push the price up a little more. If you missed the green home at Dwell on Design 2012, it’ll be relocated to Venice for open houses and other events in the next couple months.