The Statesman has a feature about a high-end modular home prefabricated, delivered in two chunks, and set on a robust foundation. The project, coordinated by MA Modular for Joe Etherton and Karen Cotter, was not exactly what you think of when you think modular. “The couple paid $235,000 for the lot and about $237,000 for the 1,500-square-foot house, including the cost of some upgrades such as massaranduba (Brazilian redwood) siding,” according to the article.
Etherton’s and Cotter’s abode doesn’t scream “modular.” It looks like any upscale, contemporary South Austin house, with a standing-seam metal roof and moss-green stucco along with the rich-looking massaranduba on the exterior. The bathrooms have subway tile, and the kitchen is sleek with Silestone countertops and Merillat cabinets. Bamboo floors and light woods throughout, along with a wealth of windows and a ceiling that slopes from 9 feet to 11 feet, make the house look bigger than it is. Triple sliding-glass doors open from the living room onto a back deck of more than 500 square feet. The master bedroom opens onto the deck, as well. Beyond that, there’s a big, grassy yard for the kids to play in.