Cocoon9 Houses: Contemporary Pre-Fab Homes by Christopher Burch
Architecture & Interiors
Fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur, Christopher Burch, has unveiled a pair of elegant and modestly-priced prefabricated houses that may be transported by flatbed truck and installed in a matter of days.
Produced under Burch’s Cocoon9 enterprise, the 480 square foot houses—Cocoon Studio and Cocoon Cabin—range in price from $225,000 to $275,000, and feature clean, horizontal profiles and the open-plan layouts and floor-to-ceiling glass walls familiar to admirers of Mid Century Modernism. Cocoon Studio is currently on view at Mecox, a Southhampton, New York, home furnishings store, where interested observers have a chance to take in, first hand, the fine finishes and luxurious details (360-degree TV, see-through fireplaces) that distinguish the Cocoon9 range.
Other than the quick turnaround time (16 weeks from order date to delivery date), the most intriguing aspect of a Cocoon house is its broad range of applications. “The goal was to create a thoughtfully designed product that is simple and elegant and can be used for many different functionalities,” states Burch, noting that the houses are equally amenable to being used as pool house, beach cabin or primary residence.
Smaller versions of the two Cocoon models—dubbed Cocoon Lite 20—are currently in the works, to be offered at the seemingly impossible price range of $75,000 to $95,000.