Recreational park trailer manufacturer Breckenridge engaged noted designer and architect Christopher C. Deam to create the ultra-modern, window-filled 2007 40-foot Breckenridge Custom Glass Cottage.
“It is architectural in many of its components,” said Tim Howard, president of the Nappanee, Ind.-based subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc. “This is no-man’s land. Nobody has ever designed a unit like this one. We have made an intentional shift toward being design-centric.”
With crisp vertical and horizontal lines within and without, the 400-square-foot Custom Glass Cottage features three open floorplans with a wall of four nearly floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open the entire interior of the unit to the outdoors.
The exterior is clad with 8-inch, white-stained, tongue-and-groove cedar planks that are finger-jointed to add to the horizontal and vertical effect of the design.
Retailing from $53,900, the new Breckenridge’s amenities include Corian countertops, Andersen windows and Armstrong flooring.
“Consumers could buy one primarily for living in and another for primarily sleeping in” Howard said. “They aren’t made to be joined, but they are designed to be used together.”