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Making Prefab Fab
Rocio Romero’s contemporary prefab LV kits are a modern architecture aficionado’s dream come true.
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LV homes, like the one pictured here in California, are not completely constructed in a factory and simply plopped down. The kit is assembled on site, in the same way as a stick built house is—allowing the house to qualify as new construction and, therefore, for a traditional mortgage.

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An LV in California. Rocio Romero's exquisite design acumen sets her business apart from others. 

(Steve Rapport)

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An LV in California. Romero’s prefab houses are a niche business, attracting both high-end and middle of the road folks looking for a solution to getting a quality, sophisticated, and contemporary house while staying within a budget.

(Douglas Peters)

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Born in California and of Chilean decent, Romero is a Berkeley grad with a degree in environmental design and a master’s degree in architecture.  Her work has been on display in national and international museums, including the Walker Art Center, MOCA, Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Triennale di Milano.

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An LV in Arizona. The cost of the kits themselves and the building of the house can vary a great deal. There’s the initial cost of a piece of property, the kits range in size and price from $6,900-39,500 and the cost of building by square foot ranges between $175-$275.

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“In Chile, modern architecture has been very popular for a long time. When I was little I was exposed to it, this aesthetic has been part of the mainstream for a long time. Minimalism is in my heart,” Romero says.

(Courtesy of Ethan)

Making Prefab Fab

Rocio Romero’s contemporary prefab LV kits are a modern architecture aficionado’s dream come true.

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