Lots of designers are working on affordable prefab homes, but there's one company that's confidently chasing down the luxury prefab niche. Huf Haus, as we've previously covered, is a German company that builds some 150 million-dollar high-end prefab homes a year—mostly in Europe, but they opened a U.S. branch in Ohio a few years ago. These homes, all boasting steel-reinforced beams and airy interiors, are manufactured in German factories, where all of the construction waste is recycled. While the company's website has plenty of promo images of various models, AD España recently got a more comprehensive tour inside a completed Huf Haus, a new show house built over 20 days in Weybridge, England.
At roughly 5,000 square feet, the house is not exactly traditional mansion size, but still rather huge for prefab structures. Since Huf Haus homes typically cost between 450 and 600 dollars per square feet, this house would probably cost at least two million dollars. The two-story, three-bedroom residence can power itself, plus an electric car in the garage, thanks to solar panels on the roof. Other key sustainable features include the numerous large windows, which allow natural daylight and ventilation, and an underground water system responsible for heating and cooling the house. For the full gallery, head to AD Espana.
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