Everything is bigger in Texas, Including Modern-Shed!

Modern-Shed Prefab Home: Everything is bigger in Texas

Finally an affordable, custom designed, modern, energy efficient, green, prefab home available nationwide. 

By: Jamie Nicole Johnson

Modern-Shed Prefab Home

Modern-Shed, a Seattle based company, founded by architect/designer Ryan Grey Smith, has been delighting thousands of clients with prefab structures throughout the US and Canada since 2005. Over the years, Modern-Shed has garnered a wide range of attention, from features in The New York Times, Sunset Magazine and Dwell, to public acclaim by outdoor living guru Jamie Durie (host of HGTV hit The Outdoor Room).

Last year, Modern-Shed expanded its product offerings to Texas and its very first dwelling shed will be built in The Peninsula neighborhood in East Dallas. The house is an Energy Smart, custom designed, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,100 square foot one-story house with a large outdoor living space.

In addition to being prefabricated and “green”, this home will add a contemporary, modern, flare to the neighborhood and will also be an eye pleasing sight to passing-by cyclists.

The shell of this prefab home will be manufactured in a small town near Seattle, then shipped flat in sections to Dallas, where it will be assembled and wrapped with a weather tight casing in only four or five days. Once the shell is assembled, subcontractors will complete the interior finish-out work, all of which is will be completed within only a few short months. Start to finish, this house will be move-in ready in 150 to 180 days, as compared to up to 12 months for typical new home construction.

“As we designed this house, our approach was simple: modern, high quality, energy efficient, good design and green – inside and out,” said soon-to-be new homeowner, Heidi Brunet.

“Making smart decisions about materials, and smart use of space, has always been the primary objective for Modern-Shed from day one.  While the company’s product offerings have evolved over the years, the company mission has always been rooted in efficiency and green thinking.”

“Like many other homeowners, I’ve become increasingly more concerned about rising energy costs,” said Brunet.  According to the US Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for 50% of 70% of the energy used in the average home. This Energy Smart, green prefab home, was designed with that in mind.

 We’re excited to share this new project with you. We have posted exclusive photos and information on this build on our Facebook page.

For project updates on this house and many other exciting new projects, you can find us on Facebook at: facebook.com/modernurbanretreats.


Construction by: Ikon Residential and Steve Tortolani
Source: Urban Modern Retreats

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