These homeowners selected modular to meet their very tight timeline since they had sold their home and were living in a rental. They decided a custom designed modular home offered the best option since they had very specific ideas about creating a home with a floor plan that reflected the way their family actually lived.
" We love to cook and typically spend time in the kitchen with our children nearby...they might be doing homework, relaxing, or working with us in the kitchen. We also like to entertain and wanted a space that would allow our guests to be a part of the action—since everyone at a party ends up in the kitchen anyway! "
The home's open concept plan combines the kitchen, dining and living room. A first floor office space with glass doors that can be closed, is off the main living area. A daylight finished basement includes a small kitchen, bathroom and guest space.
Adding a solar electric array to the roof made sense for this family for several reasons: 1) environmentally sound choice, 2) the ability to site their home to maximize the solar electric output, and, 3) reducing /stabilizing the cost of electricity through net metering over the life of the home.
The home features a wrap around porch and the home's exterior finish includes the blue board and batten at top and bottom. Cedar shingles covering the middle area were treated with bleaching oil containing a slight pigment that gives the cedar shingles a delicate gray tone. After exposure to weather for a few months the shingles will turn a soft driftwood gray color that would have taken years of exposure to achieve.