A Vintage Manufactured House is Made Contemporary: A Deck House has several identifying characteristics, inclu...

A Vintage Manufactured House is Made Contemporary: A Deck House has several identifying characteristics, inclu...

Slide Show Photo © Richard Renner ----- Advertising ----- William Berkes and Robert Brownell founded the Deck House Company in Acton, Massachusetts, nearly six decades ago, and despite a brief hiatus in 2008, the manufacturer has been in operation ever since. Of more than 20,000 residences produced by the company in this period, a large number of Deck Houses are situated in greater Boston. Brownell himself lived in a Deck House for 25 years in the Lincoln subdivision Stonehedge where 80 such units were erected in 1962. A Deck House has several identifying characteristics, including natural finish materials such as mahogany and slate, that differentiated them from other manufactured homes of mid-century America. Today, casual observers might notice their low-slung gable roofs with wide overhangs, or cantilevered second-story volumes that connect to outdoor patios. Contempor...

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