Prefab homes with ‘rural modernism’ assembled in 2 weeks
by BARBARA ELDREDGE
The New England aesthetic gets a modern upgrade
Since its start in 2008, the Maine-based design-build firm Go Logic has built eco-conscious summer homes, prefab getaway cabins, and the state’s first passive house. To keep up demand, the firm is launching a line of prefab passive-house dwellings that can be assembled onsite in less than two weeks.
The Go Home collection has 10 factory-made models ranging in size from 600 to 2,500 square feet. All of the homes were inspired by the traditional-style barns and cottages of New England, but with an elegant modern twist. The floor plans are open and airy. The lines are clean. The material options are carefully considered.
"The Go Home look, an understated rural modernism, draws from the proud, practical New England vernacular and makes itself at home in a wide variety of settings," the firm told Dezeen.
Clients choose their base model and preferred exterior cladding—fibre-cement clapboard, cedar shingles, charred cedar, corrugated steel—as well as options for windows, trim, flooring, and interior hardware. Cabinets come from IKEA.
In addition to a handsome aesthetic and speedy construction, the homes are designed to passive house standards, making them air-tight, comfortable, and energy efficient. According to the architect, the Go Homes save 80 percent of the energy consumed by a typical house.
The homes start at $179,000—including design and construction.