RED BARREL-TILE ROOFS and smooth white stucco exteriors speak of the Spanish inspiration behind this townhouse community geared to first-time buyers, couples, and small families. One of three floor plans, the 1,492-square-foot Medley offers a design that is distinctive and yet efficient to build. Entry is through a walled courtyard, while in back, an alley provides garage access. On the second floor, three bedrooms form a neat rectangle. Dark wood accents on the master balcony complete this home's Spanish medley.
THE MODULAR COMPONENTS of this production plan, created as an affordable alternative for vacant lots in Milwaukee's central city, include a cedar-clad box entryway, a larger stucco box containing the living spaces, and a concrete wall that defines a garden courtyard. A courtyard trellis, a balcony, and an optional carport can be inserted like Lego blocks. Volumes can be shifted and boundaries extended so a single-family residence can be reconfigured as a two-family duplex. The oversized picture window keeps an eye on the night street.