Entries tagged as 'California'
A real estate agent and a mortgage broker are co-hosting a seminar on modernist prefab next month in the San Francisco Bay Area:
speaker: Justin Brown of Michelle Kaufmann Designs
speaker: Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate
speaker: Brian Stewart of JCF Advisors / All California Mortgage
where: San Rafael, CA
date: November 6, 2008
time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (reception at 6:30pm)
notes: You must register via their website. Confirmed attendees will receive exact location details.
(Hat tip: Live Modern)
Likely, the nation's real estate slump has something to do with the price revision. If you're looking for a top-of-the-line prefab though, here's what you get:
Our other coverage:
designer: Ray Kappe for LivingHomes
where: Brentwood, CA
details: 5 br, 4 bath, 4,057 sf
This evening seminar is designed to address the emerging trend of developing healthier and smarter buildings by defining effective ways to utilize materials, energy, and water usage. The sustainable home combines elements from architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and land use planning, and construction management.
For more on Steve Glenn's interesting career, read his bio.
where: California State University, Long Beach
date: tonight, March 18, 2008
The Marmol Radziner Prefab blog wrote about the installation of a new home in California. Check out the post for pictures, including the vibrant blue denim insulation seen above.
greenbuildingsNYC discussed Modular Homes, Inc.:
...an Edison, New Jersey-based custom modular home builder that will break ground in April on what it hopes will be a LEED-certified model home in Robbinsville, New Jersey....
From Apartment Therapy:
If you're heading out to the desert for Modernism Week and are curious about prefabs, you've got a chance to see a drop dead gorgeous one.... The Desert Prefab house has been called possibly the most beautiful prefabricated building this side of the Pacific, and it's for sale!
More detail on the house from the LA Times:
It is the house that won new respect for factory-built prefab housing: Leo Marmol's sleek, solar-powered, steel-and-glass Desert House in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. It has been Marmol's weekend house since he built it in 2005, but it is now listed for sale for $1.85 million....
And a sales pitch from the real estate listing:
First Offering: The Desert House, 2005. Art, architecture and environmental awareness have been forged together in Marmol-Radziner's custom prototype for their burgeoning prefab division.... From the two-parcel, nearly 7.5 acre site on which the main house, guest house, studio and nearly 2,400 square feet of outdoor decks reside, broad panoramic vistas across the pool capture the all encompassing desert floor sweeping out to towering Mount San Jacinto and San Gorgonio.
Here's the rundown on the tours:
what: tours of Marmol Radziner's Desert Prefab
where: 14875 McCarger Rd., Desert Hot Springs, CA
date: Saturday, March 1, 2008
how: directions and details (pdf)
...on the sale:
what: Marmol Radziner's Desert Prefab
where: Desert Hot Springs, CA
price: $1.85m ($881/sf)
size: 2,100 sf
features: Recycled steel framing, highly energy-efficient glass, and solar-assisted power
...on the LA Times article:
author: Peter Viles
length: 450 words
publication date: January 23, 2008
The owners of an LV Series home built in Napa Valley, California are offering tours. And, for those of you who might be seriously considering an LV Series home, you can even rent out the place for a weekend.
what: LV Series home tour
model: LV Series
designer: Rocio Romero
where: Pope Valley, CA (about two hours north of San Francisco)
when: weekends (see website for details and available dates)
includes: audio tour, Q+A with homeowners, resource lists for LV Series homes, wine tasting