A JEWELBOX MODULAR HOME?
A JEWEL BOX HOME is a small home designed with
top-quality materials, upscale detailing and
The term JEWEL BOX HOME is not new. Famed
architects Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd
Wright used the term to describe some of their
The popularity of the JEWEL BOX HOME and the
lifestyle philosophy it represents has
There has been a nationwide decline in the
“McMansion” craze. Separate formal living and
dining spaces are out, kitchens, great rooms and
outdoor entertaining spaces are in.
Many factors play a role in the desire to
downsize – less to manage in terms of energy and
water consumption, a desire for a lower
maintenance lifestyle, a focus on livability and
a less is more philosophy and the opportunity to
now own homes that operate with optimal
efficiency using smart home technology.
These JEWEL BOX HOMES appeal to a wide variety
of demographics including young professionals
and newlyweds, as well as two fast-growing
segments – empty nesters and retirees. Living
spaces are built to human scale. Architectural
details add beauty and character. Human needs
take priority – the focus is on good design –
To today’s home buyer/builder, utilizing low
maintenance, long-lasting and locally sourced
materials are a priority. Lifestyles are taken
into account during the design phase; the home
is tailored to the owner’s way of life. JEWEL
BOX HOMES are meant to meet the needs of home
life, not follow trends.
Many JEWEL BOX HOMES utilize “Aging in Place”
techniques, enabling owners to stay in their
homes longer during their later years.
Everything is on one floor, the hallways and
doorways are wider, bathrooms contain large
walk-in showers, kitchens have raised
dishwashers and wall ovens and countertops are
at various heights, making it easier to work
either sitting down or standing up. Cabinets are
equipped with roll-out trays and washers and
dryers are on the main level.
Passive solar, day lighting and proper siting of
the house on the lot are all practices often
used when building the JEWEL BOX HOME. Using the
sun to warm and light the home and utilizing
proper window placement for optimum ventilation
cuts down on heating, cooling and electric
bills. Sitting in a bright cheerful room full of
sun on a cold winter day or filled with cooling
breezes during the hot summer is a much nicer
experience that being shut in with all the
lights on and air conditioning running. This is
the JEWEL BOX HOME experience. Beauty, harmony
and function defined by the owner’s needs.
Just as a jewel box displays the gem inside to
its best advantage, the JEWEL BOX HOME enriches
the lives of its people. A living space that is
filled with light, full of fresh air and
extremely comfortable to live in, as well as
being beautiful to look at, that is what a JEWEL
BOX HOME is.