501 Edith Road

Two Edith Road modules
Two Edith Road modules

Project Address: 501 Edith Road, Roxbury Township (Landing mailing address)
Build plan: to be completed in 2022
Type:

  • Single-family home
  • New modular construction
  • 3 bedrooms

Family: 

The homeowner family was selected in May 2022.

Project:

A single-family home was built on a lot at the corner of Edith Road and Mansel Drive in the Landing section of Roxbury Township. This three-bedroom home includes two full bathrooms, a basement and an attached garage. The home is ENERGY STAR certified for energy efficiency. The land was donated by the Township of Roxbury along with a $20,000 contribution from their Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

The project officially kicked off on October 5, 2020, as part of the celebration of World Habitat Day. Teacher Frank Caccavale and thirty-five Roxbury High School students in his Structural Design & Fabrication course spent two school years building this home in two modules in the parking lot behind the high school. A celebration of the work of the students and the donors was held on May 9, 2022.

Site preparation began in March 2022 with tree removal and excavation for the basement and foundation. The modules were transferred to the site with a crane on May 18 and secured to the foundation. The home was dedicated on August 24.

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Professional team:

Pro bono and reduced-fee professional services have been contributed by architect Jon Babula of Babula Architecture; engineer Fred Stewart of Stewart Surveying & Engineering, LLC; attorney Jim Mullen, Esq.; planner Jessica Caldwell, PP; environmental consultant Eikon Planning and Design, LLC; real estate appraiser Landmark I Appraisal.