Marmol Radziner in Joshua Tree: New Prefab Development

Before the comments come in, we know that second homes two hours away from LA in the middle of the desert are not the most sustainable things in the world and that nobody needs a second home. However, if you are going to have one, it might as well be drop dead gorgeous, designed by our faves Marmol Radziner, and "Designed for LEED certification, the two homes employ green designs and materials such as recycled steel frames, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), FSC-certified wood, low VOC Green Seal paint, and energy efficient appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture natural light, while expansive decks provide shade for passive cooling and promote the best of indoor/outdoor living."

Most people who fall in love with prefab fall away when they start having to deal with buying land, dealing with zoning, building departments and lawyers, so the only way the modern prefab business will take off in North America is if one acts as or works with a developer to provide a complete turnkey package. Thus Marmol Radziner Prefab, who do not miss a trick, have tied up with real estate developer David Dixon to build and sell five houses under the banner Skyline Modern.

"I am excited to launch an entirely new type of desert community to buyers who are as passionate about modern design, sustainability and the great outdoors, as we are," says Skyline Modern CEO David Dixon. "We are proud to launch this unique real estate venture with the goal of bringing highquality modern living to a larger audience." ::Skyline Modern via ::Dexigner

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