Haxthausen Schwalen House, Williamstown, Massachusetts

We worked with a modular home at the request of the clients, who wanted to limit the costs associated with new construction.  The prefabricated house arrived as a set of four boxes that were assemble and finished on site.  We arranged them vertically instead of adopting the conventional side-by-side relationship.  Corrugated metal siding, diamond-shaped asphalt composition roofing, and a bridge with pipe and wire railings were used to customize the modules inexpensively.  The 1,315 sq. ft. residence is complemented by a separate 742 square foot studio.  The two elements are joined by a bridge.  The structure is nestled on land bordered on the east by a brook and on the north and west by woods.  

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