The Hudson

2010 House of the Year Comes to World Financial Plaza

The Hudson
This pre-fab home is pretty fab.

The Hudson, an eco-friendly prefabricated home developed by Country Living Magazine in conjunction with design-building company New World Home, will be on display at the World Financial Center (quite appropriately, on the banks of the Hudson River) from June 4 through June 17… before moving on to its permanent address in Vernon, New Jersey.

Constructed in a factory in just 100 days, the two-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot country cottage boasts fireplaces, gargantuan windows, a 1,100-square-foot wraparound porch, and a stylish and “green” interior decoration courtesy of New York designer Katie Ridder. Comprised of six modular pieces, it’s also super easy to put together — assuming you own a 100-ton crane.

The best part about it, though, is the price tag. Because the house can be factory-built in a mere 100 days, you can own one for as little as $395,000. While Country Living can hardly be said to be partial in the matter, it really is no wonder the magazine has named the Hudson its 2010 House of the Year. And, if the design isn’t up your alley, don’t fret: The Hudson is just one of five green designs being offered by Country Living and New World Home for the bargain price of $175-$225 a foot.

Tours of the Hudson are free, but Country Living will donate $1 for every person who visits the house to benefit the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy. You can get more info at the Word Financial Center’s website.

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