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Plant Prefab Rolls Out Passive House-Certified Modular Homes

Continuing the run of collaborations from Californian prefab home designer and builder Plant Prefab, the company has announced a line of three Passive House-certified “LivingHomes,” all designed in collaboration with the Milford, Pennsylvania-based Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA). The LivingHomes series is Plant Prefab’s range of sustainability-minded, net-zero options, and in the past, the company has teamed up with Yves Béhar, KieranTimberlake, the late Ray Kappe, and modular architecture studio Koto for their designs.

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For this newest line, launched January 26, Plant Prefab is squarely targeting the mid-to-upper range homebuyer looking for a ground-up sustainable option. The 2-story, 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom RPA LivingHome 1 spans 2218 square feet and comes topped with a gabled zinc roof, at an estimated price of $586,257—not the final “hard” cost, as Plant Prefab estimates, of $928,407 for a completed house.

Similar to the fully 3D-printed house that recently went up for sale in Riverhead, Long Island, for $300,000, the price is perhaps demonstrative that land prices, permitting, and other currently inflexible costs will keep the touted labor savings of modular or 3D-printed homes from having too much of an impact.

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