Sources: Superior Concrete Products, Euless, Texas; CP staff
Superior Concrete Tiny Houses, an affiliate of Superior Concrete Products, debuted its newest model during the 2016 Tiny House Jamboree earlier this month in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Colorado Cool is a 200-sq.-ft., one-bedroom structure built on a rugged goose-neck trailer, giving tiny home enthusiasts the ability to relocate.
“Colorado Cool is unique,” says Superior Concrete CEO Todd Sternfeld. “We know of no other tiny home builder who has created a home like this one. This structure is maintenance-free Superior Brick, and we’ve put every luxury we could incorporate into 200 square feet of living space. Not only is this home energy efficient, but it is decorated in a sophisticated and care-free industrial style. We used cool muted tones of soft white, gray and blue combined with stainless steel appliances and textured metal cabinetry throughout the home to give a restful, but edgy contemporary feel.”
“This house also features wood laminate flooring, paneling, marble countertops, mosaic tile, a full-size shower with curved glass doors, a utility room with a washer/dryer combo unit, hidden storage under the stairs, even a cedar-lined closet in the Great Room. This unit even includes a 40-sq.-ft. outdoor living space configured as a private deck marking the entrance leading up to the front door. Truly, this home has it all.”
Acknowledging the upward trend of tiny houses, Sternfeld knew his modular steel-reinforced precast concrete fence panels would be the perfect building material. He launched Superior Concrete Tiny Houses in January with the Cleburne Ranchette unit—a 600-sq.-ft., two-bedroom rustic ranch style home clad in Superior Brick. Filled with deluxe amenities such as granite countertops, full-size stainless steel appliances, and a full-size bathroom, the Ranchette epitomizes the look and feel of well-appointed Western-themed home. The producer’s craftsmanship and design expertise were recently recognized by the National Precast Concrete Association, as the Ranchette took first place in the 2016 Creative Use of Precast Concrete (CUP Award), Above Ground Category.
“People of all ages love tiny houses,” Sternfeld observes. “They provide an attractive and affordable solution for those who want to own a home, but don’t want to go obligate themselves to a big mortgage. And, let’s face it, no one likes to spend good money on something that depreciates and deteriorates within a few short years.”
“When manufactured correctly, precast concrete is an extremely attractive and versatile product. Crafted to look like wood, stucco, brick or stone, the Superior Concrete team infuses tinted pigments during the production process, so there is no need to paint or stain the outside walls of one of our precast tiny homes–ever, unless you elect to change the color. Better yet, with steel reinforced concrete, Superior Concrete Tiny Houses are designed to be safe and strong, outlasting any stick-built home on the market,” he adds.