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?



Photo credits: Erik Johnson for Metropolitan Home.

Source:www.jetsongreen.соm

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