All You Need Is LV

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February 19, 2009
Originally published in Prefab Now

In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.

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  The Perryville, Missouri, show house for Rocio Romero’s LV prefab series is also home to the designer and her husband, Cale Bradford. The house subtly reflects the area’s utilitarian rural vernacular.
    The Perryville, Missouri, show house for Rocio Romero’s LV prefab series is also home to the designer and her husband, Cale Bradford. The house subtly reflects the area’s utilitarian rural vernacular.
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  The gradually inclined entrance ramp and open plan help make the house accessible to a range of users.
    The gradually inclined entrance ramp and open plan help make the house accessible to a range of users.
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  Romero and product manager Julie Schaefer at the Base Camp prototype .
    Romero and product manager Julie Schaefer at the Base Camp prototype .
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  The LV’s master bedroom has direct outdoor access, like every other room in the house. Bed by IKEA.
    The LV’s master bedroom has direct outdoor access, like every other room in the house. Bed by IKEA.
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  At just over 300 square feet, the Fish Camp is the smaller of the two Camp styles, but the prototype illustrates its utility as guesthouse or office.
    At just over 300 square feet, the Fish Camp is the smaller of the two Camp styles, but the prototype illustrates its utility as guesthouse or office.
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  The open kitchen and dining area of Romero and Bradford’s LV Home is flooded with natural light. Dining table and chairs by IKEA. Antique jukebox by Wurlitzer.
    The open kitchen and dining area of Romero and Bradford’s LV Home is flooded with natural light. Dining table and chairs by IKEA. Antique jukebox by Wurlitzer.
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  The LV can be opened to the elements when the weather cooperates, allowing for generous cross-ventilation.
    The LV can be opened to the elements when the weather cooperates, allowing for generous cross-ventilation.
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  The LV prototype’s bathroom shows how buyers can vary finish levels according to budget.
    The LV prototype’s bathroom shows how buyers can vary finish levels according to budget.
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  The Fish Camp acts as the couple’s forest getaway, just a quarter mile from their main house.
    The Fish Camp acts as the couple’s forest getaway, just a quarter mile from their main house.
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  The creekside Fish Camp prototype rests on oversize flood-rated pylons, one of many foundation options the Camp units can accommodate.
    The creekside Fish Camp prototype rests on oversize flood-rated pylons, one of many foundation options the Camp units can accommodate.
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