The design for the Sherbourne home is multifaceted and places simultaneous focus on sustainability, color and space with design elements oriented in a way that takes full advantage of natural light and cross-ventilation. The polished concrete floor flows inside-out in an unobtrusive manner which increases the home’s overall fluidity while blurring the lines between the interior and exterior courtyards. Additionally, the home utilizes cutting edge fabrication methods made possible by mnmMOD, an innovative sustainable building material that can easily yield ‘net zero’ efficiency. A suspended staircase of pleated raw steel ascends to the second floor from the main hallway. The Sherbourne home features separate spaces for each family member that, while private, all revolve around the core of the house. The living room, dining room and great room, all of which feature two story ceilings, each overlook the in-ground pool in order to maximize space. The exterior courtyard is well-appointed and consists of a lounge area and fire pit, as well as a complete outdoor kitchen and dining room. The Sherbourne home truly excels at bringing the inside-out, or the outside-in. In addition to functionality, the Minarc team’s interest in simple, eco-conscious design places a continuous focus on creating a comprehensively healthy environment throughout the entire home, and the choice to utilize the high-efficiency mnmMOD building material played a key role in helping the Sherbourne project attain this goal. mnmMOD is a new, highly-sustainable panelized building system developed by Minarc that features the economy and waste-reduction of pre-fab, while yielding ‘net zero’ efficiency along with a range of other construction and homeowner benefits. The mnmMOD system allows for a significant reduction of necessary manpower during construction, and further benefits builders due to its rapid construction process that entirely replaces traditional wood frame homebuilding techniques.