Modesthouse prefab homes combine sustainable building practices, green energy systems, and a choice of materials and finishes to create “a thoughtful solution in this age of responsibility.” Designed by New York architect Jeffrey McKean to integrate sensitively with the environment, these homes are visions of glass and contemporary lines, chock full of energy efficient systems.
Modesthouse homes are designed to incorporate systems such as:
Each of these items, listed on the Systems page of Modesthouse’s website, links to educational details about the particular energy-saving benefits. Together, the systems integrate into a very effective and elegant structure that takes full advantage of the beauty of its surroundings.
Of the many prefab homes featured on Prefabs, Jeff McKean’s Modesthouse is notable for its simple design. Described as “Featuring walls of glass and open space, Modesthouse creates transparent, modern, living spaces with elegant design. Assembled on site using a system of pre-manufactured parts over a traditional wood frame, these homes offer time and cost savings over custom architecturally built homes.”
An article in the Denver Post says that green buyers are turning to prefab homes with enthusiasm because “factory-built homes create less waste than traditional homes, helping to shrink carbon footprints.” According to the article, Tony Gacek, program manager with the Building Systems Councils (a part of the National Association of Home Builders) said anecdotal evidence is showing an increase in interest in green-friendly modular homes nationwide.
Jeffrey McKean is an architect with a full service firm located in New York City, specializing in residential and interior architecture. He is also listed in New York City’s Greenopia, where his firm is described as offering architecture incorporating storm water retention, harvesting, and reuse for irrigation; photovoltaic panels, solar-heated hot water boilers, low-VOC building materials.
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