The future of modular homes in North Texas just got a boost, with some remarkable design style. HiFAB, Oaxaca Interests’ newest venture, based in Dallas, today announced the opening of its new studio and manufacturing facility in the DFW suburb of Grand Prairie.
Dedicated to creating modular homes, the new factory will begin by producing Haciendas, a line of homes designed by renowned San Antonio architecture firm Lake|Flato.
Available exclusively in Texas, HiFAB’s Haciendas will hit the market for as little as $249,000 starting in the first quarter of 2023. But they’re available to order now — and HiFAB says customers can use its interactive technology to customize their home and to “watch the construction process online from start to finish.”
“A cleaner and more efficient way of life”
Oaxaca Interests and HiFAB founder Brent Jackson hope to lead the modular home sector statewide.
“By collaborating again with Lake | Flato, we will be able to provide people with highly designed, yet functional homes that will be produced in our seven-acre factory,” Jackson said in a statement. “A simple design is hard to achieve, but it allows us to focus on the details for a cleaner, more efficient way of living. This streamlined design also allows for a lock-and-leave lifestyle.
Haciendas have already grown in West Dallas
The Haciendas de Lake|Flato development in West Dallas already includes modern homes built in a “creative partnership” with Oaxaca Interests. Located near the Belmont Hotel and Sylvan Thirty, the development offers “intentionally designed modern Texas homes” with a focus on wellness and sustainability.
According to Oaxaca, the West Dallas Hacienda homes were designed to be built in a factory, “but Oaxaca’s interests had to justify the revenue model first.”
HiFAB now plans to “mirror” the Haciendas built in West Dallas in the company’s new factory in Grand Prairie, adopting the same sustainable design features and construction practices.
Low carbon design, fresh air exchange systems and more
To create healthier homes, HiFAB Haciendas will include biophilic indoor/outdoor connections and fresh air exchange filtration systems to help remove pollutants. They will also include True Zero VOC paints and Greenguard Gold certified tile setting materials.
HiFAB’s factory also aims to reduce the “massive amounts of waste” widely seen in residential construction by offering what it calls “a low-carbon design and construction process.”
Its employees will also benefit from wellness-focused treatment: HiFAB claims that its employees will have “on-site stretching therapists for stress relief” and a healthy work environment complete with 401k matching and health benefits.
“use new technologies to reach a wider audience”
Ted Flato, founding partner of Lake | Flato Architects and board member of HiFAB, has been designing modern homes for almost four decades. With HiFAB, he sees opportunities to broaden the horizons of his business.
“Lake | Flato’s early home designs offered customers creative and economical ways to connect with the outdoors,” Flato said in the release. “They were inherently sustainable, taking inspiration from their surroundings by combining passive systems, natural materials and local building traditions to create uniquely designed residences.”
“Nearly 40 years later, we are thrilled to continue this tradition of thoughtful design and construction by partnering with HiFAB on its initial product line, Haciendas. With Oaxaca’s expansion into prefabrication with HiFAB, we’re leveraging new technology to reach a wider audience through streamlined, scalable options that express those same enduring qualities of nature, place, and restraint.
Available for private customers and developers
HiFAB’s business model encompasses both individual home buyers and developers who might build the homes on a large scale.
The company’s initial offering is two sizes of Haciendas. The Studio is a two-bedroom/two-bathroom version. The Standard is a more family-friendly 3/2. Each is available in three different layouts with customizable tiles, paint colors, and other finishes. HiFAB says its studios start at $249,000; Standards start at $375,000. Prices include design, assembly, delivery to site and installation.
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