Check out this new modern prefab home being built in New Hampshire! Back in July, our photographer Greg Hubbard, introduced us to his friend who had a dilemma – he needed a prefabricated structural package quickly as their original building plan suddenly got pushed back. The foundation was in and all was ready to move forward. Luckily, our team was able to help them out, and we got right to work on the drawings. Our client’s Architect Ellen Strauss came up with the initial modern design concept for the home and we took her elevation drawings and created a complete construction set of plans. Within just a few weeks, our design team had drawn the construction set of drawings and our production team could finish and deliver the structural shell in August.
During the process of us producing the structural shell package, we also worked on assisting our client in finding a builder for his project. He chose to work with Grote Builders. Grote Builders was booked through September but mentioned to the client if they could find someone to install the structural package he could take over the rest of the project in early September. We put him in touch with an installer we’ve worked with, Griffin Construction. Griffin and his team could help and worked on the installation of our structural shell package. With everything prefabricated in our shop, Griffin Construction could install the structural shell within a week, drastically cutting down on-site labor. With their tight timeline and the fact that our panelized building system installs quickly, we could help our client escalate the project. It’s amazing what can get done when you have a great team to work with!
A few photos of the prefab construction process.
Now onto the design of the new modern prefab home, which is quite unique. As mentioned above, we took Ellen’s elevation sketches to create a set of construction plans. During this process with our 3D modeling, we could plan out every structural detail and potential design issues early to create a structural package that would go together seamlessly. The beauty of working in 3D and 2D CAD software is it allows us to see potential design complications that can be solved before we build the wall panels in our shop.
To give the home a modern look, the house design features shed roofs and lots of glass. The windows all will feature an ebony exterior with no grilles, keeping with the contemporary feel. To add to the modern appeal, our client will add Corten steel siding he will be manufacturing. The beauty of Corten siding is that it’s a low maintenance option as it will naturally rust to a nice reddish brown color.
The first-floor plan features an open concept living space for the kitchen, dining room and living room. Two bedrooms and a shared bathroom are also located on the first floor. The second floor features a third bedroom, full bath, and a family room, perfect flex space that could be an office or playroom for the family.
We can’t wait to share more progress on this amazing home, it will truly be one of a kind! The clients have carefully planned everything about this modern home and thought out. Interested in building a modern panelized home or modern timber frame home? Call us at 800-636-0993!