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The history of the modular Deck House will be the focus of a symposium in Lincoln, Mass. Oct 10, according to WickedLocal. Founded by Bob Brownell in 1959, the exposed post and beam construction homes feature free flow interiors of upscale materials such as mahogany wood and slate, much different than the aluminum and linoleum used in other modular homes at the time. The large floor to ceiling windows help connect with a natural environment to give the sense of living outdoors. Originally built locally, 80 of the homes remain in Lincoln, where it is the most numerous house style. 20,000 of the homes have been built across the country by successor companies. MHProNews has learned the original modular homes were built in a 1,000 square foot facility. FoMa (Friends of Modern Architecture) president Dana Robbat says, “By the 1960s, a new generation and a healthier economy and housing market demanded the use of more expensive building materials so the economical modular house design developed by Deck House included more liberal use of natural materials.”

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