ma-rfa final walk thru. set scheduled for early october

We completed the final factory walk-thru of the ma-rfa mod this past week.  The building should be hitting the road for the long trek to west Texas by early October. Stay posted.

ma-rfa project goes on line

ma’s latest project, a 2800sf, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home destined for Marfa, TX is on line.  The project will be the first ma home to utilize Ground Force Construction’s pre-cast slab technology.  The courtyard house will sit on one of the highest points in the West Texas town, with stunning views to both the mountains and overlooking the courthouse and county seat.  Site work is happening concurrently with fabrication of the modules in the factory, and the house is slated to ship in early August.

 

ma modular website v2.0

Version 2.0 of the ma modular website is Live! Updates include:

  • You can now print!
  • You can now view the ma site on your Apple device!
  • You can browse our Standard floor plans & elevations
  • You can see what’s included in the standard ma package
  • You can view our gallery of completed and in-progress homes!

Special thanks to Bryan Eagle (www.eaglepixeldesign.com).

SOL Austin open house – Sun., June 12 from 1-4 p.m.

SOL Austin is hosting an Open House(S) event on Sunday, June 12 from 1:00 to 4:00.

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ma modular: Blue Crest open house photos

Thank you to all who attended the Blue Crest open house Saturday. Many of you asked how customizable the ma homes are. During Design, we’ll work with you to assess whether one of our standard plans will fit your space needs, budget and property configuration or whether it’s more appropriate to design a semi-custom plan. For an additional fee, we can design a completely custom plan. Our partner manufacturers and site crews are very flexible — if we can dream it, they can build it. The Blue Crest house is proof!

ma modular: Blanco River house under construction

Construction has started on ma modular’s first out-of-town project, a second home on the beautiful and serene Blanco River in Wimberley, TX.

The “Blanco River” house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1400 sq ft of conditioned living space and an additional 560 sq ft of outdoor deckspace overlooking the water. An outdoor shower will be installed outside glass doors leading to the master bedroom.

Site work and the foundation has been completed on site, and the home is currently under construction at ma’s partner manufacturing plant, Ground Force, located in Navasota, TX.

 

 

 

Blue Crest open house, Austin, TX: Save the date!

Our 1900 sf 3 bed, 2.5 bath “Blue Crest” plan in SW Austin is nearing completion. The owners have generously agreed to open their home once they’ve had a few weeks to settle in.

When: Saturday, May 21 from 1-4 p.m.

RSVP required. Please email us at info@mamodular.com if you’re interested in viewing the home and having a conversation about our designs, process and all the green benefits that ma modular has to offer.

ma modular design portfolio

Click here for a portfolio showcasing the ma designs to date:
http://www.mamodular.com/images/ma_modular_portfolio.pdf

Contact us for questions on pricing, timing and availability in your area: info@mamodular.com

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I’m excited to announce we’ve started Construction on our next two homes:

Blanco River - a vacation home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1410 sq ft and a large deck for entertaining and enjoying the Wimberley, TX countryside.

  • Partner manufacturer: Ground Force Construction in Navasota, TX
  • Partner lender: Wells Fargo Bank (scott.coburn@wellsfargo.com)

Village West – a 2 bed, 2 bath, 1000 sq ft home tucked among the trees on a family parcel in West Austin.

  • Partner manufacturer: Palm Harbor-Discover Homes in Austin, TX
  • Partner lender: ViewPoint Mortgage (charlie.spriggs@viewpointmortgage.com)

Ruth house delivered and set

The ma modular Ruth house — an 850 sq ft 2 bed, 1.5 bath guest house — was delivered and crane set today! The house is a Texas “dog trot”-style home. Dog trot homes consist of two separate living areas under one roof, separated by a wide gallery. One of the living areas contains sleeping accommodations; the other is where the family cooks, eats and entertains. The homes were designed so that family dogs could trot back and forth in the gallery instead of running around the house. The Ruth house “gallery” will be used as a screened porch, which opens up the home to pleasant North/South breezes.

Click here for a virtual walkthru of the Ruth house: http://www.youtube.com/user/abernhard1#p/u/4/QfZlxN20kAk

It was an exciting day for the homeowners! The new ma home was crane set behind the existing red brick ranch shown below.

Delivery of mod #1.

Mod #1 crane set.

Mods #1 and 2 on their foundations. A site-built screened porch will connect them.

Our client’s first peek at the interior of her new home. Shown with Dan Fields who is the project designer for the home.

The house will be light and bright once the shipping material is removed!

Main bath. The mods come fully equipped with cabinets, countertops, plumbing and electrical fixtures and tile. The bamboo flooring will be installed on site.


Creating an energy model for your home

We’re happy to announce that ma modular’s parent company, KRDB Architects, was the winner of Builder magazine’s challenge for innovation and efficiency under 1600 SF. The winning house is located in the SOL Austin neighborhood (www.solaustin.com). SOL was developed by KRDB and builder Beck-Reit and Sons.

View the Feb 2011 issue online: http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/frame.php?i=60846&p=74&pn=&ver=flex

Through projects like SOL, KRDB has developed an energy modeling system that we can apply to every project to determine the best options for heating, cooling, insulation, windows, electricity, hot water, etc. This energy model is a propriety tool developed over the last 10 years of designing/building sustainable homes. It can help our clients make the best decisions on what materials/systems to invest in that will meet both short-term budget goals and long-term utility bill goals.

This service is offered to both our KRDB and ma modular clients.