View from the Porch

View from the Porch

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Plug and play home design

The main reason that modular/manufactured housing is so affordable is that while you may believe there are lots and lots of different floor plan designs, they're really the same pieces parts, arranged in many different configurations.

What makes this ...

... look so pricey, is the cedar siding.  In reality the manufacturer has taken two sliding glass doors, set them at an angle, with a post in the middle and then used the upper window treatment from their standard cathedral ceiling design, and voila, a mini-Awanee view out into the vineyards.

No matter what cathedral-ceilinged floor plan I choose, I can have the "prow-ended" window treatment design, for only the extra cost of two sliding glass doors.  Pretty nifty, huh?

So, I'm not stuck with this floor plan:

With a little luck, and hoping that the prow-endedness will permit a wider home, I can plug in this floor plan:

(The prow-ended plan is backwards and upside down, if you place the street at the top of the floor plan, like the edited version).

Got a call from the park today, and Sterling has already begun preparing the old mobile home to be removed, which will happen Monday, the lift has been sold and relocated to the new owner, and the Sterling site planner has been booked to stake out the house on Tuesday.

All really good news, and things are moving forward.

However, even if everything runs like clockwork and there are no hitches, final completion and move in won't happen until mid November.   On the positive side, I'll have more time to de-clutter, cull and organize, as well as attend a fiber retreat up in Tahoe (booked and paid for in February).  On the  negative side that's a couple of extra weeks of double rent. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are making a lot of progress on the actual house. I love the prow end!

And yay to you coming to SOAR -- it would be not half as much fun if you missed it.

I hate to say it, but do allow time for some things to get delayed - you are building a house, after all...