Residential Design – Modular Magic

East Elevation
East Elevation

The trend in home construction is towards modular housing as it is more cost effective and more environmentally sustainable. Modules that are created in the shop and then shipped to the site create much less site waste and and can be move in ready in much less time compared to a normal stick built home. I created this modular design as an example of what can be achieved with a simple yet flexible plan. The roof system is a simple truss while each home module has 3 connection points that either plug-in or join to expand the initial footprint of the house. The base configuration offers 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths with a finished basement. For more space you have a choice of adding additional bedroom modules which come in 2 flavors: traditional or more modern. The design also offers garage/mudroom modules for up to 3 cars. There are also 3 separate sun room modules for additional living space. The main house modules can be modified as well and I created 2 schemes that show the potential for larger living/dining/kitchen spaces if the homeowner needed that extra space. The house shown in the photo above has both a garage and bedroom module added, bringing the configuration to 4 bedrooms/ 3.5 baths. Another cool standard feature is the pyramid skylight that illuminates the basement rec room. The skylight acts as a front porch light at night lighting your way to the front door. I painted my house black with orange trim to stand out but the house can be clad in your choice of materials or colors.

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The attached pdf file shows alternate configurations of the main house module.

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