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.