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?


Axor-shower Bedroom

Kitchen-emeco Japanese-wheel

Photo credits: Erik Johnson for Metropolitan Home.