Monday, March 12, 2018

EcoCraft Homes Earns MHBA’s March “House of the Month”

EcoCraft Homes, Pittsburgh, PA working in collaboration with local architects Rothschild Doyno Collaborative brought together energy efficiency with modern urban design to maximize performance and beauty in this three-story custom modular home, located in Sewickley, PA. It is the MHBA’s March “Home of the Month”

The home was built by Structural Modular, Inc. in their Strattanville, PA facility.

The design solution responded to a steep slope hillside condition with limited access and considerable zoning setback requirements to ultimately maximize views and connections to the outdoors, all while being fully tailored to the unique needs of its owners.

The design creatively solved challenges faced by working with the wedge shape buildable area and identifying the opportunity to create a site entry sequence that harmoniously marries the house with its' setting. The home features an open floor plan with well positioned windows to optimize natural light throughout. Additionally, the dwelling boasts 10' ceilings, exposed floor joists, hardwood floor, an open staircase, workout studio, small brewery, and large entertainment/yoga room. As you move up through the home, there are three wrap-around decks. The sequence of spaces is completed with a breathtaking view to the Ohio River valley. The experience is uniquely enhanced with two operable garage doors that open the home to the outdoors.


Josh Margulies said...

Will no one comment? Fascinating.

What kind of energy ratings were you able to achieve with the unconventional architectural style.

NYBuilder said...

a very modern modular built by a Pennsylvania manufacturer? Say it aint so, Coach! This is the best MHBA Home of the month that's been on this site. Great job to all involved

EcoCraft Homes Inc said...

Hi Josh! Thank you. The EcoMod that was built in the North Side received a HERS score of 55.

EcoCraft Homes Inc said...

Thank you NYBuilder. We are a local builder in Pittsburgh and the factory we use is in Strattanville, PA.