This Wood-Wrapped Prefab With Built-In Furniture Starts at $55K - Dwell

2022-06-15 12:16:30 By : Ms. Nerissa Yang

When Nestron set out to design the Legend Two prefab, the company sought to combine Bauhaus-style architecture with smart technology. "We wanted to create something with classic styling and modern technical fittings," says lead designer Laurence Xu.

The 275-square-foot home has a simple, rectangular form that’s wrapped with aluminum composite panels. "Compared to painted walls, the panels are durable and easy to replace," Xu says. "They provide insulation and are climate responsive, as they reduce energy costs and consumption."

Designed by Singapore-based Nestron, the Legend Two prefabricated home starts at $55,600 and ships worldwide.

Floor-to-ceiling windows composed of low-e glass fill the tiny home with light. "Rooms that feel bright and fresh are mood elevators," says lead designer Laurence Xu.

The home is entirely prefabricated, which Xu says provides a wide range of benefits. "Quality, quantity, accuracy, convenience, speed, and cost are some of the advantages of prefabrication," he says. "It’s a process that turns architecture into a standardized, mass-producible product and lets us avoid, reduce, spot, and respond to problems in a timely and accurate manner."

The Legend Two is clad in aluminum composite panels, and the company offers a full suite of technology—including motion sensor lighting, electric blinds, a sound system, a smart mirror and toilet, an induction cooktop, and a washing machine. "Our basic setup comes with built-in piping, sewage, lighting, and an electrical supply system," Xu says.

Xu and his team outfitted the Legend Two with two bedrooms and a set of built-in furnishings that are designed to preserve floor space. In the living area, a compact table pulls down from one of the walls to serve as a workspace or dining area. Built-in beds with slim silhouettes are situated in the bedrooms, and a kitchen counter set against a window provides a place to work or dine while enjoying the view.

"Placing furniture that fits a tiny home is a common problem," Xu says. "The built-in pieces save buyers the hassle of having to find the right furniture, but they also ensure that the furniture fits the style of the house."

Nestron outfitted the tiny home with plenty of cabinetry beneath the beds and the ceiling. "We created overhead pockets of storage space between the roof’s underside and the interior ceiling," Xu says. 

The entrance, the kitchen, and the living area are located between the two bedrooms, which are situated at opposite ends of the interior. "The level of privacy increases as you move toward the bedrooms," Xu explains. "The public areas serve as a buffer between the bedrooms, providing privacy and balance"

In terms of finishes, the home is composed primarily of drop-lock panels, composite wood, and tempered glass. "They’re materials that are lightweight in terms of shipping, but they’re also easy to take care of," says Xu . "And they’re sustainable—the wood composite, for example, is made from recycled wood fibers that have a light carbon footprint."

Floor plan of the Legend Two by Nestron

Xu believes that he and his team are not just creating homes for individuals, but that they’re contributing to the built landscape with sustainability in mind. "The planet is everyone’s home, and so we want to make sure that Nestron houses have minimal impact, but that they’re still innovative and meet people’s needs," he says. "We’re always updating our designs and materials to reflect our values, and to better adapt to users’ lifestyles."

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