Connect:Homes is one of the latest prefab home builders at work to design affordable, green, modern homes. The company was started by Jared Levy and Gordon Stott, who used to work for Marmol Radziner. After working in the prefab industry the co-founders set out on their own to do it "right" and have come up with a line of energy efficient homes ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms and starting at $175/sf delivered and installed.
Levy and Stott spent 6 years working in prefab design and building with Marmol Radziner, and realized that there were a lot of problems in the industry. So they set out to fix those problems by starting their own company with a strategy that more efficiently builds homes in the factory setting and bringing down the cost of shipping with smaller modules. Connect:Homes is an LA-based prefab company based on a patent pending modular system that cuts delivery costs by close to 90%. The goal was to develop a home that could be shipped anywhere with normal truck transport without breaking the bank, and based on the renderings, we think they might be on to something.
Connect:Homes offers up a range of 1-4 bedroom homes with a decidedly modern style. Customize the exterior and interior with a metal, steel, wood and different finishes. Every home is designed to meet LEED Platinum status as well as CalGreen Tier 2 standards and owners can opt to make the home net zero as well. Energy efficient appliances and systems, a tight high performing envelope, water efficient fixtures, recycled and renewable materials all round out the sustainability strategy.
Although the firm hasn’t completed a house yet, you can see a prototype house this summer. Connect:Homes will display a 640 sq ft, 1 bedroom Connect:2 pop-up house at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles from June 22-24, 2012.