7 Prefab Home Designs We Love
Prefab homes have gone from a futuristic concept seen only in design magazines and trade shows to a regular contender for new home construction. And the reasons are clear: They’re green, they’re high style, and they can be much more affordable than building a home from scratch or doing a full-on remodel. And now that they’re more customizable than ever, we think they’re ready for prime time. While they definitely skew modern, there are myriad designs to suit almost any style. Keep scrolling to see the most beautiful prefabs around.
This home looks more custom than prefabricated. The concrete is perfectly balanced by the careful addition of stone and wood accents. The generous use of glass throughout, as well as the expansive deck outfitted with a fireplace and bar, promotes an easy indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
courtesy of Stillwater Dwellings
This well-appointed, modern Napa, California, home blends seamlessly with the surroundings, and we love how strongly it encourages outdoor living. The plethora of glass and natural materials and architectural details (hello, beams!) makes it hard to believe this home came out of a box. And the addition of native, low-lying plants makes the home feel refined yet relaxed.
A gorgeous study in clean, modern lines, this home is all right angles. But it still manages to feel approachable and unique thanks to the incorporation of varying shades of warm wood, corner windows, and a welcoming entry. Sticking with horizontal lines throughout makes the home feel unified and larger than it is.
The Breezehouse by Blu Homes is the epitome of luxury prefab chic. With extensive decking and a large patio that exponentially increases the amount of living space, as well as the use of high-quality materials and stylish, understated design, the Breezehouse is prefab done to perfection.
This two-story home designed by Modulus is so beautiful it’s hard to believe it’s made from shipping containers. The classic red hue is reminiscent of a boxcar, which is fitting as the home was built near the old Pacific Coast Railroad Line. We also love how perfectly it’s nestled among old-growth trees, giving the impression it’s been there for ages.
This home, built on stilts in the Mojave Desert, blends effortlessly with its surroundings and remains true to the low-impact philosophy of prefab building. The site placement and numerous windows make it impossible not to take full advantage of the dramatic, rocky landscape.
courtesy of Starck with Riko
This home, designed by Philippe Starck for Riko, is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice space, style, or function when choosing a prefab. This home has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, a seemingly endless deck, a living roof, and a wind turbine that generates up to 60% of the home’s energy. If that doesn’t check all the boxes, we don’t know what will.
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