ROOMSThe Porch House library is comprised of nine individual and modular rooms for living and sleeping. Rooms are spacious with seventeen feet in width, ten-foot high ceilings, and floor to ceiling windows and doors. Lengths of rooms vary depending on the modules, but common width ensures that virtually any combination of rooms will work well together.
Modular rooms can be configured in myriad ways and are arranged on site to take advantage of views, breeze, solar orientation, and outdoor spaces. The custom designed site built "porch" elements, such as breezeways, porches, overhangs, and carports are the connecting tissue which holds the rooms together while allowing the overall design to adapt to the unique characteristics of the site, weather, and the client's program. These unconditioned porches are inexpensive spaces to build and maintain.
Expected time from design approval to move in is 6-9 months. A Porch House uses considerably less energy than a typical house and can be designed for "net zero energy consumption" with the addition of photovoltaic panels. Current projections for hard building cost range around $200-250 per square foot.
MATERIALSThe Porch House library includes a variety of exterior and interior finishes, along with numerous buildout options for flooring, cabinets, appliances, fixtures and hardware.
Design options also include photovoltaic solar panels if clients choose to have a net zero energy consumption house.
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