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December 23, 2015
Prefab and modular construction helped these homes arrive at some of the most coveted oceanfront locations in the world.
Modern beachside prefab home in Australia by Archiblox with colorbond ultra steel and queensland blue gum wood claddingon the facade

A prefab house designed by ArchiBlox on the northern beaches of Sydney sustains high winds and spray from the surf, so the firm wrapped the exterior in marine-grade Colorbond Ultra steel. Panels of Queensland blue gum, a native Australian hardwood, clad the street-side facade, which is protected from the harsh climate.

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Originally appeared in This Prefab Hangs Out at the Beach
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Mid-century designer Jens Risom's A-framed prefab family retreat, located on the northern portion of Block Island, is bordered by a low stone wall, an aesthetic element that appears throughout the land.

Originally appeared in 10 Modern Gables
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Modern prefab New Zealand beach house facade the tries to preserve mature trees

Nearly every element of this prefab beach house in New Zealand was brought to its secluded site overlooking Hekerua Bay by hand.

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Originally appeared in Almost Every Part of this Prefab Beach House Was Brought to its Secluded Site by Hand
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prefab beach house retreat

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

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Originally appeared in Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
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compact prefab new zealand exterior

On a budget of $112 per square foot, architecture students at Auckland's Unitec Institute of Technology helped design a compact prefab for a couple who thought they'd never be able to afford a home at their favorite vacation spot.

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Originally appeared in Students Pass Their Class by Building a House in New Zealand
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The dramatic Strait of Juan de Fuca sets the stage for a Seattle couple's ideal getaway.

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.

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Originally appeared in Setting the Stage
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modular beachside getaway Australia

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.

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Fishers Island prefab exterior portrait

This 4,500-square-foot family retreat arrived at a remote location on New York's Fishers Island in eight modules over the course of two days. 

 

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Originally appeared in The Soothing Sounds of Nature Fill Up This Island Prefab
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Modern beachside prefab home in Australia by Archiblox with colorbond ultra steel and queensland blue gum wood claddingon the facade

A prefab house designed by ArchiBlox on the northern beaches of Sydney sustains high winds and spray from the surf, so the firm wrapped the exterior in marine-grade Colorbond Ultra steel. Panels of Queensland blue gum, a native Australian hardwood, clad the street-side facade, which is protected from the harsh climate.

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