Energy Efficient Modern Home Wins Modular Home Builders Association’s Recognition

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The Modular Home Builders Association awards the Home of the Month recognition to EcoCraft Homes for the Custom EcoMod in Sewick, Pennsylvania, a custom modular home that beautifully combines energy efficiency with modern urban design.

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The Custom EcoMod is a marriage of energy efficiency and modern urban design, maximizing the performance and beauty of this three-story home.

The Modular Home Builders Association (MHBA) recognizes the Custom EcoMod, a custom modular home in Sewick, Pennsylvania as the March Home of the Month. From builder EcoCraft Home s, in collaboration with Pennsylvania architects Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, the Custom EcoMod is a marriage of energy efficiency and modern urban design, maximizing the performance and beauty of this three-story home. With 2,410 s.f. this modular home’s floorplan features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a finished basement. This home also boasts 10’ ceilings, exposed floor joists, hardwood floor, an open staircase, workout studio, small brewery, and a large entertainment/yoga room.

As you move up through the home, there are three wrap-around decks. The sequence of spaces is completed with a breathtaking view of the Ohio River valley. The experience is uniquely enhanced with two operable garage doors that open the home to the outdoors.

The home owners searched tirelessly for a lot within a walkable community where they could build a compact home. While the site face considerable challenges, the modular design solution was able to respond to a steep slope hillside condition with limited access and considerable zoning setback requirements to ultimately maximize views and connections to the outdoors, all while being fully tailored to the unique needs of its owners.

This prefab home was set in one day as part of a three-month construction schedule. This method of building offered many sustainable design aspects including a reduction in construction material waste, improvements in an airtight exterior, reduced sizing in mechanical equipment, and improved air quality. Furthermore, the design was created to anticipate future growth and is set up to receive additional space over the garage area providing some flexibility in the use of the home despite restrictive site conditions.

About the Modular Home Builders Association:
The MHBA is the only national non-profit trade association exclusively serving the modular home industry. Each month the association selects a home from its members to highlight the advantages of modular construction. For more information on MHBA, modular homes, and the monthly contest, please visit http://www.modularhome.org.

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