In this blog we take a look at some ambitious design feats, both traditional and modern, that really demonstrate how far Pre-Fabs have come since their large-scale implementation in the 1940s. No longer merely a practical solution to a housing crisis, all of these opulent homes were constructed off-site as modular builds to the highest spec with no luxury spared.
This modular build has a palatial feel to it, yet it was built in a matter of weeks and can be transported anywhere. We love the domed roofs, which are complimented by the rounded portico and symmetrical half-circle bay windows, the overall effect of which suggests a hint of Arabian nights. We Give this a 3/5*.
There is a Spanish feel to this modular villa. We really enjoy the fountain and carriage circle but also the built in garages and floor to ceiling windows. The front balconies provide a lovely aesthetic touch as do the decorated shutters below them. We give this villa a 4/5*.
A modular build with a pool – now that’s what we’re talking about! This modular build is prestigious without being pretentious. The three-story villa feels fresh and airy with a pinch of South of France glamour. For us, it’s a 5/5*
This glass and steel home is made of 100% environmentally friendly materials. Constructed in just 11 weeks, the solar paneled property is triple glazed for extra energy efficiency. We think it looks great – although the alleged ‘no walls, no doors’ design might cause a few problems when houseguests stay! A solid 3/5*.
This modern modular family home makes some fantastic right angles and uses stone and wood to create a really textured aesthetic. We’re big fans of the outside bar and fire as well as the number of windows and sliding doors. Practical and stylish – 4/5*.
This asymmetrical modular home is known as an ‘A frame’ house. The spectacular pane of glass allows light to flood in and provides views of the stunning natural surroundings. Minimalist and striking, we give this build a 5/5*.
So whatever your design preference, there’s a Posh Pre-Fab out there for you! The beauty of modular buildings is that they come in at a fraction of the cost of on-site construction, meaning that the dream could one day become the reality.
Images: Creative Home, Best House Design, Ujoli, Makaaniq Makaan