How to build a super-fancy-looking modern house on the cheap? Make it a class project.
That's the story behind this lovely prefab cantilevered home, plopped into a modest residential neighborhood like a vision of a wood-clad future. Students from Arkansas University designed the house, which is comprised of two 16' X 32' boxes, one on top of the other. Each module was constructed off-site and then trucked to its new home and carefully Jenga-ed into position.
The bedrooms are in the upper box, while the common areas — the kitchen, a living room, and a half-bath — are all situated in the bottom one. There are also two patios as well as a roof deck.
Costs came in at just $136 a square foot, for a total of $136,000. At that price, even a student could afford a striking, modern home. (A well-off student, anyway.)
It's not so super fancy on the inside.
But: roof deck! And patios!
Someone is going to throw one hell of a kegger.