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Because Life's Too Short To Live In Boring Houses!

From Jetson Green blog: construction of the first C3 Modular Home is underway in Chicago.  The brainchild of my friend Jeff Sommers and his firm Square Root Architecture + Design, the home offers numerous green elements such as Energy Star appliances, WaterSense fixtures, a mini-split HVAC system, multiple layers of insulation, high performance windows, and a solar thermal system.

Other features include;
"(An) exterior (featuring) a rainscreen application covered in reclaimed barn wood, fiber cement board, and painted metal siding.

The 2,000 square-foot home (has) four bedrooms and a private interior courtyard, which (draws) natural light into the interior.

Otherwise, C3 Modular will be built with FSC-certified wood framing, low-VOC finishes, paints, and sealants, and natural hickory and cork flooring. Also, six 50-gallon rain barrels will accumulate water for landscaping and garden use."
Check out the photos.  Full disclosure: I've served as an informal strategic and fund-raising advisor to Jeff as his ideas for a reformation in urban residential design moved from the drawing board to construction.  Very cool stuff.  Maybe I'll live in my very own C3 someday.  Stay tuned.

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