September 26, 2023


New Estate

First-Ever FlatPak Package House Is Up for Grabs in Minneapolis for $999K

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An modern, prefab home in Minneapolis is awaiting its first purchaser.

Architect Charlie Lazor of the agency Lazor/Workplace constructed the FlatPak modular dwelling for himself in 2004. First listed final yr for $1,095,000, the modular house is returning to the marketplace for $999,000.

“It was sort of a prototype of what turned FlatPak,” says itemizing agent Bruce Erickson, with Compass. “They constructed quite a lot of houses sort of patterned after this property. It was designed to be factory-made in items after which assembled on website.”

The primary-of-its-kind pad was even featured on the quilt of Dwell journal, the itemizing notes.


(Joel Lazor)

The two,840-square-foot dwelling is split between two constructions that Erickson refers to because the “huge field” and the “little field.” Each areas share comparable design particulars.

“It’s a really open flooring plan, with actually easy parts: glass, metal, concrete, and a few wooden,” Erickson says. “It simply has a sort of a contemporary European tackle housing, with excessive ceilings and plenty of floor-to-ceiling glass. It’s received an industrial really feel to it but is basically heat. It’s an attention-grabbing steadiness of the weather.”


(Joel Lazor)

Eating space

(Joel Lazor)


(Joel Lazor)

The massive field options the shared areas—the kitchen, front room, eating room, and powder room on the principle flooring. Three bedrooms and two bogs are located upstairs.

A house workplace or den is on the principle flooring of the little field, with a multiuse house above it.

“It’s an attention-grabbing format,” Erickson notes. “There’s a separation between the areas, but they’re related. There’s a whole lot of glass between them, so there’s a visible connection, however there may be some separation.”

The identical roof covers each constructions, and the walkway connecting them is roofed however open.

“You do need to stroll by means of the weather between one and the opposite, however it’s about 12 toes or so,” he explains.

Bed room

(Joel Lazor)

Rest room

(Joel Lazor)


(Joel Lazor)

He says is favourite factor about the home is its considerable use of glass.

“It’s large quantities of glass,” he says. “The sunshine is nice. The connection to the outside is unbelievable. It’s so uncommon that I see this quantity of glass in a single-family dwelling.”

The home was available on the market final yr, and Erickson says there was a whole lot of curiosity, however consumers backed off as a result of there is no such thing as a storage.

“There’s a lightweight rail transit line being constructed principally adjoining to the property, so that can permit car-less transportation all around the metro space,” he says.

Erickson notes that the house is right for “a complicated one that is much less depending on a automotive, and somebody who actually loves structure, as effectively. It’s not for somebody who needs simply one other previous home.”

The house will out there for showings, starting Might 20.

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