Magnificently Built Modular Homes
Contractors are convinced modular construction may be a future key to building enough affordable housing – particularly multifamily housing – to satisfy the growing demand for all types of residential units in the Boston market.
The trick, though, is overcoming a public stigma of modular housing and fears by some unions that modular construction could eliminate many trade jobs, contractors and construction executives say.
The issue of modular housing, especially multifamily projects, recently came to the forefront after the Grossman Cos. Inc. of Quincy and the Wayside Cos. of Boston announced that they purchased nearly an acre of Allston property permitted for an 80-unit, $26-million apartment complex.
In a release, the companies boasted that the 61-89 Braintree St. project would be the “largest modular construction project in the city of Boston” and designed to “ensure quality control, to fast-track the construction schedule, to provide tighter construction for greater energy efficiency and to reduce excess materials waste.” Executives declined further comment about the Allston project, saying the designs are preliminary. But the size of the proposed development is viewed as an encouraging sign by many industry officials who say modular construction could be an important piece of the puzzle in solving the region’s chronic problem of low supply and high demand for housing.
Usually associated with single-family homes and others projects, such as temporary school-building additions, modular construction has already been used in the Boston area for multifamily developments.
In 2013, Tocci Building Cos. of Woburn finished building a 56-unit apartment complex for Federal Realty Trust in Chelsea, using modular sections built in a Maine factory. In 2010, Tocci built a 54-unit residential complex in West Cambridge for AbodeZ, also using modular design and construction.
Bud LaRosa, chief business performance officer at Tocci, said his company is currently pricing a couple of other multifamily modular projects for unspecified developers in the area.
To find out more about modular home construction, contact the professionals at Avalon Building Systems.
Colonial style modular home floor plans have designs with symmetrical facades and identifiable New England style exterior features. They are known for their side-gable roofs with narrow eaves as well as for their multi-plane, double hung windows. How great they look on the outside is as great as they feel on the inside.
The reason for the continued popularity of Colonial style modular homes in Stoughton, MAis their timeless design both inside and out. Their optional white columns make them easily recognizable as a New England style home. The classical detailing in Colonial homes oftentimes includes a sunroom and front porch to help dress up the exterior and optimize the available space outside. These parts of the house also serve as the perfect place to spend the afternoon.
Colonial style modular homes are a good choice for a more spacious and accommodating home, especially if you are planning to build on a sizeable lot. Aside from the classic detailing on the outside, a fireplace can also be added to the interior which both enhances your home’s functionality and aesthetic value. The existing modular home floor plans can be further modified to your unique needs to create a home that is custom-built to match your personal preferences while complying to local and state building codes and regulations.
To find out more about Colonial style modular home floor plans, contact the Avalon Building Systems.
The standard specifications of ranch style modular home plans are perfect for hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters in Cohasset, MA. These single story modular homes are easy to build with your personal preferences in mind. These modular floor plans are very flexible so you can conveniently enhance your living experience and your living space in your new modular home.
The Cohasset ranch style modular home offers a large master bedroom along with two smaller bedrooms that are adjacent to each other. It has a total living area of 1,750 square feet which houses a fully furnished kitchen nook that opens to a large dining area. Aside from the two bathrooms, one near the master bedroom and the other next to the family room, there is also enough space for the laundry and closet. In its 2,220 total square footage, you also have the option of a two-car garage.
While these homes are intended for single story living, down-the-line you can have a second level added if you find you need additional space for a growing family. The unfinished walk-up attic space and dormers on the ranch style modular home in Cohasset, MA can be turned into living space where more bedrooms can be added upstairs.
To inquire about The Cohasset ranch-style modular home plan, contact the Avalon Building Systems.
In 2013, a project called My Micro NY won a design competition for the New York's first "micro apartments" sponsored by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Intended to create affordable housing for singles in New York City, those promised prefabricated affordable units are finally being assembled in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and will be unveiled this spring in Manhattan's Kips Bay, according to The New York Times.
The city's first "micro" building will have 55 rental apartments, all ranging from 260- to 360-square-feet with big windows, ample storage space, and Juliet balconies.
Because the architects believed amenities are important to micro-unit dwellers, the building will also have a public meeting space, café, and common rooftop garden for residents, as well as a laundry room, residential storage space, a bike room, and fitness space.
The building will begin rising up in 335 East 27th Street, in Kips Bay with apartments renting for $2,000 to $3,000 a month.
Residents are expected to begin moving in by September 2015, according to earlier estimates from the architects. The building will be rent stabilized, environmentally friendly, and — with the exception of the size — will follow all local, state, and federal housing regulations.
Under current zoning laws enacted in 1987, all NYC apartments must be at least 400 square feet, but then-mayor Michael Bloomberg said in 2013 that the new micro-units would be an exception.
My Micro NY will also be the first multi-family building in Manhattan to use modular construction, with the modules prefabricated locally by Monadnock Development as well as the Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Association at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Modular construction is said to be safer and more efficient since the plumbing, electrical, and building development is done in a controlled, indoor environment.
The city is expecting a wait list for the apartments, which have already received "dozens of calls from interested parties of all ages," according to The Times. 22 of the 55 units will be reserved for low-income families.
The contest was developed to address the growing need in New York City for affordable studios, one person- and two person-households. It was originally a part of Mayor Bloomberg's New Housing Marketplace Plan, a multi-billion dollar initiative to finance 165,000 units of affordable housing for an expected 500,000 New Yorkers.
"New York’s ability to adapt with changing times is what made us the world’s greatest city," Bloomberg said in a 2013 press conference. "And it’s going to be what keeps us strong in the 21st Century."
To find out more about modular home construction, contact the professionals at Avalon Building Systems.
People used to think modular homes in Stoughton, MA were not as practical an option. However, today modular homes have become increasingly more popular because of the added convenience they provide in terms of time and money. More and more homeowners are choosing to build their dream home through modular construction.
Even floor plans conventionally designed for traditionally built homes can be used in developing modular floorplans. A popular choice for modular construction is the Cape Cod style modular home. In fact, there are many home amenities that can be added to improve this flexible floorplan. Fully-furnished on the first floor with an open living space upstairs, the Cape Cod home is ideal for families who are starting up or for those that will be growing and will need more living space in the future.
If you have a tight budget or are not sure what type of living space you will need down the line, the proposed second floor you see on the cape cod modular floorplan can be built later on. With the technological advancements in quality controls and building systems, the modular homes can be built quickly. Additionally, modifications to the floor plan can be made with ease even once the house is already built on its permanent site.
To find out more about existing modular floor plans that can be customized into a unique dream home, contact Avalon Building Systems.
Modular home construction continues to address limitations in land availability and building costs. In fact, modular construction has even embraced the idea of two-family homes for extended families. The modular home industry can design and develop flexible floor plans for multi-family style homes.
Modular multi-family style homes in Stoughton, MA allow you to have the bedrooms, bathrooms and the space you need for your growing or extended family. With multi-family homes there is always a room for everybody. Through advanced building systems and computer aided design software, you can have several home units sharing the same walls in one residential building, all built with supreme quality and functionality.
If you want to venture into the home rental business, multi-family style modular homes are a great bet. You can now own apartments and condominiums built with modular construction so you can generate rental income while living in the comforts of your own home. Modular homes are quicker to build so the renter can occupy the units as soon as possible and you will have faster turnaround.
All Multi-family style modular homes, for either residential or rental purposes, are custom-built under the same building benchmarks and construction codes as traditionally built homes. To find out more about floor plans, contact Avalon Building Systems.
Through modular home construction, Vacation style homes can now be custom-built to be as functional as they are beautiful. Whether they serve as your weekend getaway home or primary residence, these prefabricated homes are perfect because they provide the comfort of being on a vacation.
Vacation style modular home floor plans feature family-friendly living spaces that are oriented towards huge windows and large porches that allow natural lighting inside while showcasing the view outside. With the use of use the latest technology such as a computer aided design software, you can design your chosen modular home style from top to bottom, inside and out. While the architectual designs are not specific, modular home floor plans can fit specific settings such as mountains and seasides.
Vacation modular homes in Stoughton, MA are usually a second home but today, many individuals are interested in these floor plans for a primnary home. Modular homes comprise various styles that can be customized to make you feel like your are on a vacation everyday. You can maximize a smaller lot and make it the permanent site for your prefabricated cozy cabin, mountain home, beach house, family cottage, or retreat.
Start the path to owning your own vacation or permanent home by customizing a modular floor plan that is perfect for you and your family. To find out more about your options in modular home construction, contact the professionals at Avalon Building Systems.
Colonial style modular homes are perfect for people who are searching for a spacious home with the lowest cost of construction per square foot. These two story floor plans can be further customized to match your personal preferences and specific requirements, both inside and out.
Dormers adorning the roof and/or a porch wrapping the house are two of the most distinguishing features of a colonial style modular home floor plan. The dormers and porch allow the exterior design of the home to stand out from the neighbors while elegant interior finishes can be added on the inside.
Despite the large square footage of this style home, construction of colonial modular homes can be accomplished significantly faster than traditionally built colonial homes. This is because modular homes are prefabricated in a factory setting to expedite the construction process, making modular homes ready for occupancy in weeks rather than months.
The available floor plans for modular homes in Stoughton, MA are only suggestions. Any of our modular home floor plans can be modified to fit your needs. Feel free to add, remove, or change any of the features in the standard floor plans. They can serve as a starting point for those interested homeowners who are not yet sure of what design to use for their modular home construction.
To find out more information about maximizing your living space and land area, contact the experts of Avalon Building Systems.
Ranch style modular homes have single story floor plans that usually contain a generous number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Everything is strategically located to maximize the floor area, with design, aesthetics and functionality in mind.
Ranch modular homes in Stoughton, MA can be customized according to your particular preferences because the available floor plans are very flexible. The selection of these types of modular home plans are very popular with large families because they offer cost-effective options to cater everyone’s needs.
As an added amenity, a deck or porch can be adjoined to the exterior of your custom modular ranch-style home for added outdoor living space. While a traditional ranch style home does not have a second floor, you can add a walk-up attic which can serve as a study area or home office. Increase the space even more by going down and adding a basement which can provide bonus space apart from your main living area.
To find out more about the options with a ranch-style modular home, contact the experts at Avalon Building Systems.
Modular home construction offers flexibility in floor plans. It caters to any kind of customization in order to create a modular home that meets your needs and your lifestyle. Have as many bedrooms and bathrooms you need to cater your growing family. And with this advanced building system, modular construction also has floor plans intended for extended families or for rental home income.
The idea of co-location in extended families in Stoughton has brought the modular home construction industry to plan designs for multi-family style homes. To address limitations in land availability and building cost, these modular floor plans have been strategically designed to maximize the floor area. These residential homes ensure that there is always room for everybody and a home for your extended family.
More than one dwelling unit sharing the same walls in a single building is the defining feature of multi-family style homes in Stoughton, MA. But they are not only for residential purposes alone. They can also be used for rental home income, such as apartments and condominiums, which are growing in demand. Multi-family modular homes are custom-built under the same building codes and laws as traditionally built homes.
You can make a new home and a rental home all at once. For more details, contact the Avalon Building Systems.