Haven Custom Homes, in Partnership with Artisan Fine Homes, Completes the First Russell Versaci Designed Modular Home in Maryland

Oct 26, 2010, 09:29 ET from Haven Custom Homes

LINTHICUM, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Haven Custom Homes, a leader in the construction of custom modular homes for more than 40 years, in partnership with Artisan Fine Homes have completed the first Russell Versaci designed modular home in Maryland.

Located on a beautiful 12 acre horse farm in northern Maryland, the "Currier" home is a classic 19th-century Southern farmhouse with Greek Revival details designed by Russell Versaci.

The two-story home features 3,035 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a basement and covered porches. Connected to the Currier by a covered walkway is the "Carriage" house, a two-story compatible outbuilding which serves as the garage and home office.

The Currier and Carriage house are both part of Russell Versaci's newest home collection, Pennywise Factory-Built Homes. Authentic in historic style, these homes are cost-effective, quick to build and sustainably green. The Collection includes two sets of designs: the Simple Farmhouse Portfolio and the Simple Cottage Sampler. The Simple Farmhouse Portfolio homes range from 1,600 to 3,200 square feet and offer compatible outbuildings. The Simple Cottage Sampler homes range from 650 to 800 square feet and make for ideal guest cottages, studios and home offices.  

The 22 Pennywise home designs can be viewed in "The Haven Collection" – Haven's portfolio of over 180 home designs from nationally and regionally recognized partner architects. The Haven Collection can be accessed through Haven's website at www.HavenHomes.com and selecting the Floor Plans link.

"Haven Homes is honored to be working with Russell Versaci. Russell's home designs are among our most popular in the Haven Collection and offer clients a home rich in historic style and details while being affordable and eco-friendly," said Jerry Smalley, CEO and president for Haven Custom Homes.

The home was constructed in Haven Custom Homes' climate-controlled production facility in less than a remarkable 21 days, and then delivered 60 percent completed in October of 2009.

"The efficiency of Haven Homes' modular construction proves that they can tackle even the most challenging new old house designs in a speedy, pennywise way that delivers on modular's promise," said Russell Versaci, principal at Russell Versaci Architecture.

Following the home installation by Haven, Artisan Fine Homes completed the home in eight weeks so the homeowners could move in and enjoy their new home by Christmas.

This home is the first of many built in a newly formed partnership between Artisan Fine Homes and Haven Custom Homes. The two companies have completed a total of five homes in the past seven months and have an additional three homes on the books for upcoming production.

"We've had a great experience working with Haven. We're quite pleased with their custom capabilities, quality and attention to detail... and our customers are too," says Ed Smith, founder of Artisan Fine Homes.

About Russell Versaci Architecture

Russell Versaci is a master of traditional design, an award-winning residential architect, and the leader of the "new old house" movement in America. Versaci has long been a champion of the use of factory fabrication as a way to make high quality traditional homes accessible and affordable. In his editorial column for New Old House magazine, he outlined this approach in Back to Basics  (Winter 2009).

Versaci is the author of Creating a New Old House  (Taunton Press-AIA 2003), and the new Roots of Home (Taunton Press 2008). In Roots of Home, Versaci tells the story of America's classic home styles from colonial days to the present and introduces the ten Colonial Cradles – the regions where America's unique house styles were born. The Colonial Cradles are the basis for Versaci's new home design collection – Pennywise Factory-Built Homes.

For more information on Russell Versaci Architecture, visit www.RussellVersaci.com or call (540) 687-8777.

About Artisan Fine Homes

Artisan Fine Homes is a family owned and operated custom modular home builder serving Maryland and New Jersey since 1999. Artisan specializes in custom shore and beach homes, demolition of existing homes in suburban areas and complete architectural services from home design to landscaping and pools. Artisan Fine Homes is proud of surpassing the 100 home mark in 2009 and looks forward to fulfilling the dreams of their customers, one at a time, long into the future. For more information on Artisan Fine Homes, visit their website at www.ArtisanFineHomes.com or call (410) 296-0282 in Maryland or (609) 967-7100 in New Jersey.

About Haven Custom Homes

For more than 40 years, Haven Custom Homes has been a leader in the construction of custom modular homes with a commitment to quality design, innovation and craftsmanship that has become their trademark. Haven is headquartered outside of Baltimore, MD, and currently operates climate-controlled production facilities in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Haven is well known throughout the East Coast for producing custom modular homes in some of the country's most architecturally discriminating neighborhoods including Martha's Vineyard, the Hamptons, and Hilton Head. In addition to custom modular homes, Haven has a diverse portfolio of projects in commercial and multi-family building and can deliver solutions including lodging, senior living, specialized resort accommodations, schools, dormitories, plus multi-level residential, retail and office space.

Haven Custom Homes is committed to be a leader in green and sustainable building. The Haven building method provides many advantages in green building and every Haven Custom Home, whether built to achieve a green certification or not, is durable, energy efficient, air tight and ENERGY STAR ready. Haven is capable of rating and providing recommendations to meet recognized green building standards including ENERGY STAR, LEED for Homes, NAHB Green Builder Program and EarthCraft House.

For more information about Haven Custom Homes, visit www.HavenHomes.com  or call (877) 744-2836.

SOURCE Haven Custom Homes