Gallery: Rocio Romero Prefab Home Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow in NY!


Rocio Romero is one of our favorite prefab designers mastering the art of fusing modernist design with affordability. Her LV series articulates her commitment to minimalism with clean, comfortable lines that attend equally to indoor and outdoor spaces. To date, more than 110 LV prefabs have become home to owners throughout 23 states in the US, with 40 more under construction. While prefab fans have been able to tour the Rocio Romero show home in Missouri for several years, this weekend marks the first time that a finished LV is available for viewing in New York. The first National LV Open House Tour kicks off on March 1st (tomorrow!) in the Hudson Valley!

The Gallatin, NY, home open tomorrow is an LVL version of Romero’s line. The owners, Matthew and Allison Meek, were drawn to the Hudson Valley from Brooklyn. Enchanted with the landscape but unimpressed with the cost and style of existing homes on the market, the couple turned to Romero’s LV series. Matthew Meek said “Rocio Romero’s kit home actually made it affordable to realize our dream of a modern getaway.”

The LVL is the largest model from Romero at 1453 sq. ft and featuring a living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and closets. Each home in the LV series comes with factory built kit components including post and beam, exterior wall panels, faux wall panels, roof framing, select connectors, and siding material for the exterior shell which is built on site by a general contractor. The LV series starts at around $20,000 with increases depending on size, materials and customization.

The Meeks personalized their LVL kit home with interior reconfigurations like a more open master bath and opting for cedar tongue-and-groove siding instead of the LV’s standard corrugated aluminum, marking the first time an LV has used cedar. From what we’ve seen, the home looks like an amazing fruition of Romero’s vision. For more information on the tour, visit Rocio Romero’s website.

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  1. stinechris July 12, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Do anyone know the square footage price for a prefab like this?

  2. socialgreen June 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    This looks great. I think Rocio Romero is the best I can find in prefab/kit homes. I want to build one in the Bellingham, WA area.

    Doesn’t the basement square footage count as overall square footage???

    If you put a regular LV on top of a basement (second living room, guest bathroom, and laundry room), wouldn’t the square footage be 2300??? Should you expect to pay ~$120 a square foot for the basement? I’m guessing not and that a basement would be a great way to add low cost square footage.

  3. maggie June 7, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    i love these homes, want one really bad. already have great acreage surrounded by pine trees on 17 acres with pond.

  4. Douglas Scott Treado May 2, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I have followed the Rocio Romero “Fab phenomena” for several years now, since its beginning. It appears to be one of the best organized design and production ideas around….
    I was surprized to see one photo on their website that showed the building process–and all of the actual building studs and rafters, etc., were wood. (Can I assume that metal studs, etc., can be substituted? It would make a lot of sense in areas that are plagued with moisture/humidity problems, as well as termite and carpenter ant problems as well–which of course are well distributed throughout the USA…)

  5. Mary Glasgow March 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Please send us locations and dates in Midwest or Austin, TX when you have a RR Pre-Fab tour
    Thanks, Mary Glasgow

  6. Jon B March 4, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Love the siding too! Reminds me of the CH10 model from CleverHomes. As others said, a slightly darker shade would look awesome… they should offer this as an option for those who’d be willing to spend a little more.

  7. Brandy March 2, 2008 at 6:41 pm


  8. N F Hoffmann Jr March 1, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I would have to agree with djfred and also would like to see the unit swathed in cedar red or dark . Availability in Canada is what i would like to know ?

    Set in Northern Ontario along the Valley East Basin Area where lakes dot the landscape i would want to see how these units fare in minus 40 weather , I would also like to see how far the extras do go for i would seriously consider this prefab elite based upon affordability quality and common sense and i wonder when the common sense of this prefab dream catches on to the overinflated geared to the very small minority of wealthy clientele who cannot make up their minds with the immense selectivity when there are these units where the niche is the largerst and choices are small ?

    Also we represent cleanfield wind turbine systems and i would like the readers opinions on what they think our turbines would look on the rooftops of units like these and other flat roofed prefab units and if the package opted for the extra of a wind turbine system at a very attractive price ontop fashioned to aprefab home as this and if anyone would think this would be a red herring or not ?

    Thanks and love your blog N F Hoffmann Jr

  9. djfred March 1, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Yeah, the LV is still top of the list as far as I’m concerned. I really like that treatment with the cedar siding in front but it’s rally made me curious to see the whole thing in cedar. Maybe a darker shade. I’m thinking ti would look a lot like that Modern Park Trailer Christopher Deam designed for Breckenridge, but large enough to be a fulltime residence.

    1453sf seems like the perfect trade-off between usability and environmental sensitivity.

    I keep waiting for something better to come out but maybe it’s time to stop waiting.

  10. Ryan February 29, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Can’t wait! I’ll be there.

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