5 Washington, DC Prefab Homes That Are Anything But Traditional

5 Washington, DC Prefab Homes That Are Anything But Traditional

By Kate Reggev
The nation’s capital is home to some of the most exciting prefabs in the country.

These innovative prefab and modular homes are giving Washington, DC denizens something to talk about (besides politics). Boasting quick turnaround times and efficient construction, these homes show just how far prefab, panelized, and modular building systems have come.

bm Modular One by Robery Gurney Architects

Washington, DC–based Robert Gurney Architects designed this home for clients seeking a light-filled, modern residence. It’s composed of 13 modules that were built in a Virginia factory in less than two weeks.

Minim Homes are wrapped in beautiful shiplapped cypress that will gently age to gray—and they can be outfitted with 960-watt solar systems to go entirely off grid. Production of the homes is currently on hold, but interested parties can purchase plans on Minim’s website.

Travis Price Architects has completed a variety of residential buildings using prefabricated methods—including single-family dwellings and multifamily units. The firm prioritizes sustainable building strategies, and it’s known for incorporating shipping containers as prefabricated elements.

This prefab home (one of a set of two) was designed by Teass \ Warren Architects and developed by Prefab Partners using a panelized system by Blueprint Robotics. The homes combine cutting-edge technology with a modern farmhouse aesthetic, and each residence features five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.

Winn Design + Build has completed several modular additions to existing homes in the DC area. This home in South Arlington, just outside the DC border, received a second-story addition to accommodate a growing family.


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