December 21, 2012

House Peek: Jens Risom Prefab on Block Island

Sometimes keeping it super simple can be the best design idea. If something transcends time for almost 50 years and looks just as good as it did in year 1, that’s a serious accomplishment. And that is what Jens Risom’s prefab home is all about. Located on Block Island near Rhode Island, the wooden prefab was constructed in the 1960s and has only 1 change…


A photo of the Block Island home in LIFE 1965

A warm fireplace in the heart of the home.

Windows from floor to ceiling allow for amazing natural light.

The gray shingled facade is adorned by a bright R that was from of one of Jens delivery truck.
He had owned a furniture design company.

…the windows were updated just a few years ago. (can you believe that’s the only change?!) The gorgeous and understated A-frame style prefab was picked out of a catalog and has stayed in the family for all these years. I feel you can tell there’s tons of love poured into this simple space. What do you think of this home?

(Images via Fast Co Design)

One Response to “House Peek: Jens Risom Prefab on Block Island

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