7 Modular Beach Homes

July 29, 2014
Thanks to prefab technology, it’s now possible to bring an entire home with you on your seaside vacation. These modular structures were delivered straight to the shore to provide easy ocean access.
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  Erected right on the dunes in Long Island, Richard Meier’s 1961 Lambert House is an early example of the modern prefab typology.  Courtesy of: Richard Meier & Partners Architects.

    Erected right on the dunes in Long Island, Richard Meier’s 1961 Lambert House is an early example of the modern prefab typology.

    Courtesy of: Richard Meier & Partners Architects.

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  After years of vacationing out of a trailer, Andrew and Shiree Morrison decided to collaborate with a group of architecture students in order to build a compact prefab vacation home on their plot of land in New Zealand's Onemana Beach.   Photo by: Simon DevittCourtesy of: Simon Devitt

    After years of vacationing out of a trailer, Andrew and Shiree Morrison decided to collaborate with a group of architecture students in order to build a compact prefab vacation home on their plot of land in New Zealand's Onemana Beach. 

    Photo by: Simon Devitt

    Courtesy of: Simon Devitt

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  Paul Masi of Bates Masi + Architects drew upon prefab technology, such as factory-made panels and a prefabricated cement foundation, when building a sustainable seaside retreat for his sister and brother-in-law in Montauk.  Photo by: Ty ColeCourtesy of: © TY COLE

    Paul Masi of Bates Masi + Architects drew upon prefab technology, such as factory-made panels and a prefabricated cement foundation, when building a sustainable seaside retreat for his sister and brother-in-law in Montauk.

    Photo by: Ty Cole

    Courtesy of: © TY COLE

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  An Australian architect designed a beach house consisting of three modules for her family. Constructed in a factory outside Melbourne, the house was then transported down to the sleepy beach town of Merricks.  Photo by: Lisa Cohen Courtesy of: Lisa Cohen

    An Australian architect designed a beach house consisting of three modules for her family. Constructed in a factory outside Melbourne, the house was then transported down to the sleepy beach town of Merricks.

    Photo by: Lisa Cohen

    Courtesy of: Lisa Cohen

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  Prefab builder Method Homes constructed a highly personalized modular home on Washington’s Puget Sound for a couple formerly based in Los Angeles.  Photo by: Joshua Wells, Alpinfoto

    Prefab builder Method Homes constructed a highly personalized modular home on Washington’s Puget Sound for a couple formerly based in Los Angeles.

    Photo by: Joshua Wells, Alpinfoto

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  A raised steel-and-glass prefab in southern Australia’s Waratah Bay offers a 360-degree panoramic view that takes in the surging ocean on three sides.  Photo by: Peter Hyatt

    A raised steel-and-glass prefab in southern Australia’s Waratah Bay offers a 360-degree panoramic view that takes in the surging ocean on three sides.

    Photo by: Peter Hyatt

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  Architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, created a prefab vacation house on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state with spectacular views of the water.  Photo by: Philip Newton

    Architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, created a prefab vacation house on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state with spectacular views of the water.

    Photo by: Philip Newton

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