This wood-wrapped prefab with built-in furniture starts at $55K

When Nestron went to prefabricate the Legend Two, the company sought to combine Bauhaus-style architecture with smart technology. “We wanted to create something with classic styling and modern technical features,” says chief designer Laurence Xu.

The 275-square-foot house has a simple, rectangular shape wrapped in aluminum composite panels. “Compared to painted walls, the panels are durable and easy to replace,” says Xu. “They provide insulation and are climate sensitive, because they reduce energy costs and consumption.”

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

Floor-to-ceiling windows of low-e glass fill the tiny house with light. “Rooms that feel light and fresh are mood lifters,” says lead designer Laurence Xu.

The house is completely prefabricated, which according to Xu offers 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 enables us to prevent, mitigate, detect and respond to problems in a timely and accurate manner.”

Clad in aluminum composite panels, the Legend Two offers a full range of technology, including motion sensor lighting, electric blinds, sound system, smart mirror and toilet, induction hob and washing machine. “Our basic setup comes with built-in plumbing, sewage, lighting, and an electrical power system,” says Xu.

Xu and his team outfitted the Legend Two with two bedrooms and a set of built-in furniture designed to conserve floor space. In the living area, a compact table pulls down from one of the walls to serve as a workspace or dining area. The bedrooms have built-in beds with sleek silhouettes and a counter against a window provides a place to work or dine while admiring the view.

“Placing furniture that fits into a tiny house is a common problem,” says Xu. “The built-in pieces save buyers the trouble of finding the right furniture, but they also ensure that the furniture matches the style of the house.”

Nestron outfitted the tiny house with plenty of closets under the beds and ceiling. “We created storage compartments above the roof between the bottom of the roof and the interior ceiling,” says Xu.

The entrance, kitchen and living area are located between the two bedrooms, which are located on either side of the interior. “The level of privacy increases as you move into the bedrooms,” explains Xu. “The public areas serve as a buffer between the bedrooms, ensuring privacy and balance”

In terms of finish, the house consists mainly of drop-lock panels, composite wood and tempered glass. “They are materials that are lightweight to ship, but also easy to maintain,” says Xu. “And they’re sustainable — the wood composite, for example, is made from recycled wood fibers that have a low carbon footprint.”

Map of the Legend Two of Nestron

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