Entries tagged as 'New York'
A month ago, The Saratogian featured this 3-unit modular home in Saratoga Springs, NY.
According to owner, Helena Frost:
Author: Paul Post
Publication: The Saratogian
Length: 369 words
Date: July 8, 2009
See our earlier post for more details.
NY Daily news recently covered a prefab housing development in East New York.
The Nehemiah houses in the Spring Creek development are being assembled
where construction workers
Read the entire article for more information, and see pictures of the units on the Capsys website.
Title: The 12-day house
Author: Jason Sheftell
Publication: NY Daily News
Section: Real Estate
Length: 1,362 words
Date: March 20, 2009
Last week, Times Union covered a new 3-unit prefab building in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Read the entire article for details.
Subtitle: Grande Ave. prefab is meant to fit in, but some residents are leery
Author: Dennis Yusko
Publication: Times Union (Albany, NY)
Length: 414 words
Date: March 5, 2009
The New York Times follows up on the Resolution: 4 prefab in the Bronx that they covered back in February.
Which proved to be true:
owners: Regina and Bill Marengo
designer: Resolution: 4 Architecture
builders: Northside Construction and Simplex Homes
size: 1,800 sf
notes: 2 18-ton prefab boxes
Read the full article for more details about Resolution: 4 and the construction process.
Title: Ordering Out for More Space (registration may be required, or start your search at Google News)
Author: Fred A. Bernstein
Publication: The New York Times
Section: Home & Garden
Length: 1.313 words
Date: November 21, 2008
On April 3, New York's Pratt Institute will hold a symposium on Prefab Futures:
The one-day conference will present research and scholarship related to the history of prefabrication, contemporary and emerging techniques and approaches to prefabrication, as well as the social and sustainable potential of prefab and prefab technologies.
Follow the link below for more info. Here's a tidbit they don't mention on the site: the event is free and open to the public.
where: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
date: April 3, 2008
price: free! (bring valid ID)
Via Inhabitat on Feb. 29:
To date, more than 110 LV prefabs have become home to owners throughout 23 states in the US, with 40 more under construction. While prefab fans have been able to tour the Rocio Romero show home in Missouri for several years, this weekend marks the first time that a finished LV is available for viewing in New York. The first National LV Open House Tour kicks off on March 1st (tomorrow!) in the Hudson Valley!
Sorry that we posted too late for the New York open house, but there will be more! The Rocio Romero site fills in the blanks:
This event is one of four that will be held throughout the country. The 2008 National Tour will provide attendees the opportunity to see and feel the LV space. Ms. Romero, Rocio Romero staff, homeowners, and general contractors will be present to discuss the LV design features, custom design options, the build process, and construction costs. Since 2003, more than 6,000 individuals have visited the Rocio Romero show home in Perryville, Missouri. Our new national tours will allow attendees to view our newest homes and experience the wide array of customization and lifestyles available to LV home owners.
The open house featured four pre-reserved time slots, costing $40/person. We'll do our best to get the dates for the other three events with plenty of advance notice.
company: Rocio Romero
when: dates TBA
where: locations TBA
The New York Times reports:
The social event of the season in Locust Point, a quiet enclave of tidy family homes along the East Bronx waterfront, took place just over a week ago when a crane lifted two 18-ton halves of a prefabricated house off flatbed trailers and stacked them like Legos on an empty lot....
title: Legos for the Grown-Ups
author: Jennifer Bleyer
length: 425 words
publication date: February 10, 2008
(Hat tip: Prefab Dweller)
Working with East Norwich-based Ballymore Homes, one of the few modular builders on Long Island, the Hoyt family had a custom-built, 3,500-square-foot home designed, created in a factory and delivered to their lot within seven months in April 2005. The home cost them in the low- to mid-$500,000s. It would have cost 20 percent more if it had been traditionally constructed....
The full article discusses modular construction and prefabs in more depth.
Title: Going with a modular home
Author: Laura Koss-Feder
Length: 1300 words
Date: November 2, 2007
The New York Post recently wrote about prefab and modular companies, focusing on one couple's Resolution: 4-designed home in NY:
"From start to finish, it'll take only a year to design and build Philip and Ganade's modular home. The couple had their first meeting [with Res: 4] in April....The article went on to discuss other prefab designers, including Marmol Radziner:
In January, construction will start at a factory in Scranton, Pa. It'll take just two weeks to build their home, which will be delivered via two trucks to the couple's land in Palenville, N.Y., by February. Putting up the home will take two to three months, so Philip and Ganade should be spending weekends in the country by May.
Specializing in modular and panelized architecture, Resolution: 4 has two N.Y.C. prefab homes planned, which is notable given the delivery and design limitations of erecting an urban home."
"All of the company's homes are built in a 65,000-square-foot factory near downtown Los Angeles, in a space big enough for three assembly lines of mods. When NYP Home recently stopped by, different mods of an 8,500-square-foot home for a Las Vegas client were being worked on in various sections of the factory. In one area, workers installed windows; in another area, cabinets were being added...."
And Rocio Romero:
"....a local contractor can finish the home, with costs averaging about $120 to $195 a square foot. But some customers go the ultimate DIY route: According to Romero, a couple from Virginia built the entire home themselves, except for the foundation and roof. The total amount spent: $85 a square foot, plus the cost of the kit...."
The article ended with a comment on the resale value of prefabs:
"One New York-based hedge fund manager told NYP Home that he's "100 percent sure" he could re-sell his Hamptons prefab home for the same price a neighboring home might sell for - and make a substantial profit."
Read the full article for more details on Resolution: 4 and these other prefab designers.
Title: It's a fab, fab world
Subtitle: Modular homes are stylish and affordable
Author: Dakota Smith
Publication: New York Post
Length: 1,000 words
Date: October 4, 2007