What's on deck: come tour a modern prefab house.
Every May for the past six years, we've opened the doors to
Sunset's headquarters for Celebration Weekend, inviting the public
to enjoy two days of great food and wine, take testkitchen tours, and
watch presentations by staff experts. With more than 20,000 visitors
that weekend, we always make sure to have something new here. This year,
senior Home writer Peter O. Whiteley is working on a deck he designed to
adjoin a modular home called the Glidehouse. With its progressive design
and attention to green living, the home could spark a major housing
trend. Currently being fabricated by Construction Resource Group in
Agassiz, British Columbia, the house will be trucked down to Sunset and
assembled for tours. Peter's deck will nearly double the living
space. It features composite wood decking, fireplaces, a barbecue
center, and built-in benches.
INFO: Sunset's 7th Annual Celebration Weekend (10 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 15-16; $10, $8 ages 60 and over, ages 12 and under free;
www.sunset.com/cw or 800/786-7375)