Carl Koch: The ‘Grandfather of Prefab,’ Techbuilt in Beltsville

Long before Dwell magazine made prefab cool, architect Carl Koch, who graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, was a leader of the prefab modern movement and has been dubbed the “Grandfather of Prefab” by Progressive Architecture magazine. “Koch designed and developed the Techbuilt prefab building system  based upon the standardized 4×8 plywood panel,” […]

1960 Techbuilt in Garrett Park – $642K

This home just listed is one of the handful of authentic  Techbuilt homes in Garrett Park. Carl Koch, who studied at Harvard at the time of Walter Gropius, designed this post-World War II pre-fab home, which feature a pitched roof, large plate glass windows on the gable ends and deep eaves. This split foyer home has […]

A 1957 Techbuilt in Glen Arm for $299K?

The Techbuilt home in Garrett Park I recently wrote about is under contract. I came across another house in Glen Arm, Md., that looks likes a Techbuilt, the post-and-beam prefab originally designed in 1953 by Carl Koch.  The house is located here on 1.62 acres.  Get some inspiration with this Dwell slideshow of renovation of […]

1972 Renovated Techbuilt in Garrett Park – $884K

The first of a handful of authentic  Techbuilt homes in Garrett Park was constructed in 1956. The last two designed by the firm of Carl Koch were built in the early 1970s, including this house now listed for $884K. The 4 bedroom/3 bathroom post-and-beam house has been completely renovated in a contemporary style and features […]