Homes like this one in Wellesley are putting an end to the idea that prefabs are boxy, cheaply made structures.

By Robert Preer | GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JULY 06, 2012


WELLESLEY — The new $2 million Colonial near Wellesley Center comes with plenty of the features considered standard in this high-end community.

A grand foyer opens into an oversize living room with an elegant bluestone fireplace and surround-sound speakers. It boasts six bathrooms, four bedrooms, a granite-marble kitchen, first- and second-floor decks, and mahogany floors throughout the 5,900-square-foot space.

But there is something dramatically different about the soon-to-be-occupied residence: It was prefabricated, brought to Wellesley in pieces from a Pennsylvania factory.

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