LA architect needed small home. He got turnkey custom prefab

Fred Fisher and Jennie Prebor’s teen boys had outgrown the family’s two-bedroom LA home. Instead of adding space to their charmingly compact mid-century modern home, the couple dropped a prefab in their backyard to serve as the boys’ bedrooms.

Fisher, an architect, had heard good things about the CNC-cut, modular homes of Cover and he liked that they used a flat-pack system so there was no need of a crane or trimming an old oak tree in order to place the home. Instead, Cover’s panels snaps together in a couple of days, and the entire home – including plumbing, electric, bathroom and build-in furniture – is complete within two months. With panels that can be rearranged like LEGOS, the system can be tailored to fit any property.

The couple chose a black cladding for the unit to match their original home. With floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors in each bedroom, the space allows for independent living for the teens, while feeling open and connected to the nature around it. Since the prefab was cut by CNC machines, the tolerances can be tight and afford for details like automated floor-to-ceiling blinds and light switches and electrical sockets that are flush with the walls.

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18 Replies to “LA architect needed small home. He got turnkey custom prefab”

  1. 11:48 " they were small lots …" , "it's a small mid century house .." . ???????? that is small in a city the size of LA !
    My guess is that the teen cave measures like 30sqm , and that dwarfs in the original house …

  2. Ja really you can t see the house if you are blind. The only house that blend into the environment is made of soil or wood. This is brain washing you can tell whatever to the people today, they never use their brain for anything. See this house made of concrete and metal and of a horrible design is so blended into the environment you cant even see it and they are so delighted.

  3. I thought atcheteht was supposed to be a good job? why do they live like this… where they had 2 teenagers in bunk beds? wtf is happening in your country.

  4. What was the cost with installation? How much square footage? Is there a website for the company? Thanks ahead for any answers ????

  5. California recently made it easier to get building permits for second or in-law units. I do wish they had included the cost in this video.

  6. I love everything about it, but, as a retired Electrician I am bothered by the lack of accessibility for service to the receptacles and switches. How does one go about servicing a bad receptacle?

  7. I really, really like this ADU and how it come together! ❤️????I can get with this, modify with living room and kitchen area.

  8. 18 minute tour and not enough time to give the cost? If there is time to show the opening of a basic bathroom cabinet couldn’t you discuss the cost which is obviously one of the prime features of any building and especially an ADU.

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