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November 07, 2005

Forget What You Thought You Knew About Prefab Homes

Prefabricated homes are no longer the equivalent of a Happy Meal, something cheap, fast and uniform for millions of people. Increasingly, a prefab home is the apex of modern style. They offer economic dwellings with customizable features and, often, ingenious ecological aspects, with that sleek modern look to boot. As this article by Reena Jana for BusinessWeek Online explains, prefab homes are just utterly fabulous.

Prefab Homes Get Fabulous
By Reena Jana

Prefab_1 Thanks to style-conscious architects, today's manufactured houses prove you can combine low cost and high design -- and they're selling well.

Is the phrase "affordable, stylish house" an oxymoron? It may seem so, given a still-heated real estate market. The median price of an existing American home in September was $212,000 -- up 13.4% from the same period last year, according to the latest figures released by the National Association of Realtors.

But a new generation of sleek, prefabricated modernist housing suggests a cost-efficient-- and elegant -- alternative. And Dwell, the San Francisco trendy shelter magazine, is leading the way. This fall the magazine launched a new line of prefab houses, Dwell Homes, that carries the publication's brand and targets its readership.

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