Manufactured homes fit the Pacific Northwest lifestyle because they’re built for it. In Washington, 96 percent of all off-site-built homes are constructed in two or more sections. Most are located on privately owned, not rented, land. Pacific Northwest homes are large, often luxurious and generally offer big windows, sliders and porches that bring the outdoors in.
Homes are a little different in this region, explained Fleetwood Homes Design Manager Russell Bratcher. “In the Pacific Northwest we build with all drywall and eight-foot, six-inch or nine-foot tall ceilings. For exteriors, we use hard siding, rather than vinyl.” Homes also often feature open floor plans, lots of natural light and the use of native elements like wood and stone. Another important distinction is Pacific Northwest manufactured homes lead the nation in energy efficiency.
Manufactured homes can be tailored to many styles—craftsman, urban contemporary or farmhouse to name a few. “The craftsman style has been very popular in the Pacific Northwest for several years, but we’re seeing the farmhouse look gain traction in other parts of the country,” Bratcher said. When asked how he would advise a friend about buying a certain floorplan or home style, he added, “Look for quality first, then select style. Design is personal and influences people in different ways.”
Watch for some of these great Pacific Northwest features as you shop for your new home.
We love our natural light. This manufactured home shows off the best in open concept living with picture windows that frame a beautiful view!
Washington leads the nation in energy efficiency standards and manufactured housing is no exception. There are several energy efficiency packages available to add to your comfort—and savings.
We like to keep it real with stone, wood, and metal. This home features stunning walnut cabinetry.
Homebuyers can choose from a variety of trending design features such as tray ceilings and wood beam accents.
In the Pacific Northwest, we like to extend our living space outside through French doors or large sliders.