Rendering of the 3D-printed home in Rancho Mirage. Rancho Mirage, the desert playground city dotted with resorts and golf courses, is about to get a jolt into the 21 st century. Development group Palari just named it the site of the country’s first 3D-printed community, which is set for completion by next spring.
The Coachella Valley community will cover five acres and include 15 eco-friendly homes — all of which will be made from 3D-printed panels by Mighty Buildings, a construction technology company based in Oakland. Each property will include a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home of 1,450 square feet on a 10,000-square-foot lot with a swimming pool and deck for $595,000. A few will feature an additional 700-square-foot ADU with two bedrooms and a bathroom for $850,000. They also offer high-tech Darwin wellness systems by New York-based Delos, with water filtration and circadian lighting. Optional upgrades include a pergola, cabana, hot tub, fire pit and outdoor shower. The pre-sale campaign started in late February and sold out within days, with buyers paying $1,000 to reserve a spot, according to Palari CEO Basil Starr. “It was reassuring to see such demand for these homes,” Starr said, adding that most of the […]
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