House For Sale
West Dallas developer launches new venture building fancy prefab homes
Oaxaca Interests, the Dallas real estate company that developed Sylvan Thirty in West Oak Cliff, is expanding into modular homes, with a manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie and a new product that's already for sale.
Thus, this story.
The manufacturing outfit is called HiFAB, and their first product is Haciendas, featuring homes designed by Lake|Flato, a San Antonio architecture firm with some typographical eccentricities in its name.
In 2020, they first partnered up on a residential development near Trinity Groves, also called Haciendas. Those homes were built the old-school way, on site, to make sure they'd be profitable. Now they'll be built in HiFAB’s factory, observing sustainable design features and building practices.
That includes biophilic indoor/outdoor connections, fresh air exchange filtration systems, elimination of source pollutants, True Zero VOC paints, and tile setting materials that are Greenguard Gold Certified.
The homes will be on the market exclusively in Texas, to homeowners or developers, in early 2023 — but can be ordered online now in two sizes:
- The Studio - 2 bedroom/2 bath, starting at $249,000
- The Standard - 3 bedroom/2 bath, starting at $375,000
Price includes design, assembly, delivery, and setup.
Each comes with 3 different layouts and the ability for clients to customize tiles, paint colors, and other finishes while being able to monitor progress of their home online as it's being manufactured.
"With Oaxaca’s expansion into prefabrication with HiFAB, we are leveraging new technology to reach a broader audience through streamlined, scalable options that express those same enduring qualities of nature, place, and restraint," says Ted Flato, FAIA, founding partner of Lake|Flato Architects and HiFAB board member, in a statement.
HiFAB’s factory also supports a low carbon design and build process by eliminating the waste found in the residential construction industry.
The homes feature a simple, uncluttered design, says Oaxaca Interests and HiFAB founder Brent Jackson.
"Simple design is hard to pull off but it allows us to focus on the details for a cleaner, more efficient way of living," he says.