Modern Cottages – Sustainable Prefab Cottage Design on Display

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Shabby-chic is the style and sustainability and comfort is the name of the game for these great modern cottages, designed by Casper Mork-Ulnes of Modern Cabana (a San Francisco-based company that builds prefab backyard structures), and showcased by Sunset Magazine. As a ready-to-use, prefab cottage retreat or as an addition to your existing home, the Modern Cottage makes a great guest house that’ll wow visitors for its contemporary construction, creature comforts and eco-friendly design. For this particular home, the designer combined two Modern Cabana structures to form a larger cottage. A composite-deck patio encircles the home, creating wonderful outdoor living areas including an al fresco kitchen, a play area for the kids, a lounge for the adults, and an outdoor shower. For the pampered pooch, a mini version of this eco-friendly cottage comes complete with a Green roof. This Earth-friendly home features recycled denim insulation, no-VOC finishes, local materials, renewable bamboo flooring underfoot and overhead, recycled tire-rubber roofing. This cool, prefab cottage design is on display by Sunset Magazine on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until July 19. Modern Cabana
via Sunset Magazine via Apartment Therapy
photo credit: E. Spencer Toy/Sunset Magazine

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Posted on July 9, 2009 4:37 PM

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