Blu Homes Model in MD Opening to the Public

Dwell’s recent issue devoted to modern pre-fab homes highlighted  Blu Homes, the Waltham, Mass.-based builder of modern, green homes designed with foldable steel-frames that allow for easy transport and open floor plans. If you have been thinking about a pre-fab and want to see one in person, you have an opportunity this Sunday to get [...]

Event: Greenbelt’s Modern Prefab Homes – July 16

Modern prefabs have gained a  lot of attention during the past few years in Dwell and other modernist shelter magazines. But the concept is not new. From the Homes of Tomorrow at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair to the concepts explored by the Case Study Houses to the work of Charles Goodman for National Homes, [...]

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 [...]

Two Goodman National Homes Prefabs in Herndon Woods

In addition to designing homes for local developers who built signature “Goodman” communities such as Hollin Hills, River Park, Hickory Cluster, Rock Creek Woods and Hammond Wood among others, Charles Goodman also served as an architect for Lafayette, Ind.-based National Homes, which was the country’s largest prefab home manufacturer. A 1954 Time article described Jim [...]