Modular construction long has suffered from being the Rodney Dangerfield of homebuilding -- in many quarters, it gets no respect. That's a bad rap that bothers Sheri Koones a lot. "There's this myth that modular homes are inferior," she said. "In fact, most modular home are built better -- a lot better -- than most site-built homes." Giving modular and other types of prefabricated construction methods, their due has become something of a crusade for Koones, who has written several books on the subject. The latest is "Prefabulous + Sustainable" (Abrams), a glossy coffee-table tome filled with photography of stunning houses, many of them modular and all of them prefabricated in some form. She suspects modular homes will find a wider audience when the hous...
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