We got sidetracked. This month's Diablo magazine features an article about tech entrepreneur and Oakland resident Lisa Gansky's desire to build a prefab weekend home in Stinson Beach. To achieve something green and gorgeous, she enlisted the help of Oakland architect Michelle Kaufmann, who specializes in modern prefabricated homes. Writer Tracey Taylor also interviews other prefab homeowners and manufacturers. What really caught our attention was the prefab abode in Napa that you can tour and even rent for your next vacation. Even though it wasn't the centerpiece of the story, we ended up spending quite a bit of time clicking through the Napa Prefab site reading up on the place and checking out the fabulous photos (like the one above).
According to the website: For the first time on the West Coast, Rocio Romero's critically acclaimed modernist prefab LV Home Series is open to the public.
- This open house has been developed by the homeowners specifically for prospective homeowners, their contractors, and modern architecture/prefab enthusiasts.
- In addition to getting a real-live aesthetic feel for the architecture and living space, a guided audio tour and handouts will provide visitors with a point-by-point review of the features and characteristics of the design.
- This tour and information is hosted by the homeowners independent of any prefab kit manufacturers or architects.
- Enthusiastic about the smart design and the promise of modernist prefab, the family has graciously opened their rural Napa retreat to share information and educate prospective owners and fans of the modernist prefab movement.