Rethinking modular construction
Tags: Luxury prioritizes value, minimal environmental impact
Rethinking modular construction
Luxury prioritizes value, minimal environmental impact
When you hear the term ‘modular housing’ you might think ‘basic’ or even ‘cookie-cutter design.’ But 241 Waterloo in Toronto is turning that stereotype upside down and inside out.
The innovative sustainable, net-zero, modular home embraces revolutionary green building materials and technologies and is the pinnacle of residential design for homeowners who prioritize value, luxury and minimal environmental impact. Designed to the City of Toronto’s 2030 Standard of Home Design, 241 Waterloo promises to redefine the perception of what’s possible in sustainable home development.
The King Home Team: Royal Heritage Realty is proud to have been selected as the listing agent for this one-of-a-kind property. It’s loaded with the latest technology, including a green roof, heated driveway and garage, heated flooring throughout the house, in-ground water collection tanks, on-demand electric water heaters and electric car outlets in the garage.
East and west walls have vertical blinds that change with the season to either reflect or absorb the sun. The front wall design detail acts as the ‘brain’ of the house and is easily accessible from outside for servicing. Access the internet through LiFi (Light Fidelity) technology, a reliable wireless technology.
With a gourmet kitchen, elegant bathrooms, an inviting primary bedroom and other luxurious spaces, 241 Waterloo is loaded with comfort. It will feature a lap pool and walk-out to a backyard that will be home to a sunk-in heated seating area. South-facing windows on each floor boast heated balconies.
The biophilic-designed staircase features vegetation running from the basement to the top floor. Biophilic design brings the natural world indoors to create a more peaceful environment for people to live and work in. It’s shown to reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve well-being and expedite healing.
With smart lighting, you can change the atmosphere throughout 241 Waterloo with the simple touch of a button. Each room has its own heating control so there’s no more fighting over the thermostat. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a state-of-the-art security system and the convenience of a sprinkler system.
The first structure of its kind that will be built onsite in as little as 14 days, 241 Waterloo
will serve as the flagship home for Daylun, an innovator homebuilder in developing premium, sustainable, net-zero, and pre-engineered homes. Years before green design caught on, the builder envisioned the world transitioning toward a more secure and sustainable future. That bold vision informed Daylun’s commitment to building quality, energy-efficient and long-lasting homes.
For builders and developers, 241 Waterloo symbolizes the height of what’s possible. It’s described as a “market disrupting and trailblazing concept” in the passive net-zero modular home construction industry. (Net zero means achieving a balance between the greenhouse gases put into the atmosphere and those taken out.)
No other company has put so many innovative features into one build with sustainability and technology at the forefront. 241 Waterloo will feature advanced building materials, including many of Daylun’s proprietary technologies, including solar-heated outside cladding that’s a cost-effective passive heat gain system, and light-gauge, snap-together steel framing system.
It will also showcase fixtures, appliances, systems and building components provided by premier manufacturers in the green building community internationally. With everything from solar panels to energy-efficient, IoT (Internet of Things)-enabled appliances, 241 Waterloo will be the benchmark for the home of the future.
Pre-engineered and manufactured modular homes are a forward-thinking solution to the challenges of inadequate housing supply and affordability. Because these projects are comparatively less expensive to design and construct than conventional stick-built housing and take much less time to deliver to homeowners, they could help solve the housing crisis.
“We envision a future in which safe, stylish and good-for-the-earth-and-budget housing is available to everyone,” Daylun CEO and founder Arthur Zankowicz tells us. The 241 Waterloo site is currently in preparation for construction and is scheduled for completion this year. A behind-the-scenes documentary now in production will provide valuable and insight into revolutionary build that combines comfort, function and sustainability.
Please contact The King Home Team: Royal Heritage Realty today and imagine living in a home unlike any other. The project is open to the public for pre-bidding. To learn more and to join the Interest List, visit https://241waterloo.com/ and https://daylun.ca/.