All You Need Is LV

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February 19, 2009

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.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    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.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  The gradually inclined entrance ramp and open plan help make the house accessible to a range of users.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    The gradually inclined entrance ramp and open plan help make the house accessible to a range of users.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  Romero and product manager Julie Schaefer at the Base Camp prototype .  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    Romero and product manager Julie Schaefer at the Base Camp prototype .

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  The LV’s master bedroom has direct outdoor access, like every other room in the house. Bed by IKEA.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    The LV’s master bedroom has direct outdoor access, like every other room in the house. Bed by IKEA.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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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.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    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.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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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.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    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.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  The LV can be opened to the elements when the weather cooperates, allowing for generous cross-ventilation.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    The LV can be opened to the elements when the weather cooperates, allowing for generous cross-ventilation.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  The LV prototype’s bathroom shows how buyers can vary finish levels according to budget.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    The LV prototype’s bathroom shows how buyers can vary finish levels according to budget.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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  The Fish Camp acts as the couple’s forest getaway, just a quarter mile from their main house.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    The Fish Camp acts as the couple’s forest getaway, just a quarter mile from their main house.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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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.  Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    The creekside Fish Camp prototype rests on oversize flood-rated pylons, one of many foundation options the Camp units can accommodate.

    Photo by: Dean Kaufman

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