The first six homes in the first large-scale 3D-printed residential development are now for sale.
Georgetown master-planned community Wolf Ranch by Hillwood, an ambitious collaboration between 3D-printing pioneers Icon, international architecture star Bjarke Ingels Group, Dallas company Hillwood, and Lennar, one of the nation's biggest homebuilders, has a few of its eventual 100 homes on offer. Asking prices are $475,000 to $570,000.
The available homes, which range from 1,574 to 2,112 square feet and have three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms, employ five of the eight floor plans that will ultimately be available in the development. Codesigned by BIG, the houses are printed with Icon's Vulcan robotic construction systems, software, and materials.
Construction on the 100-home planned community of 3D-printed houses started in late 2022. They'll be powered by rooftop solar panels and will feature Ring doorbells, wifi-connected deadbolts, smart thermostats, and a security package. Community amenities will include pools, recreational trails, and parks.
Austin-based Icon was founded in 2017 and completed the nation’s first permitted 3D-printed home in 2018. Since then, its proprietary printing robotics, software, and materials have been used in a variety of projects, including collaboration on a high-design home with Central Texas architecture firm Lake Flato, outer-space prototypes, and tiny homes for Community First, a development for formerly unhoused Austin residents.
Lennar, which is headquartered in Miami, invested in Icon's series B financing round and officially teamed up with the Austin company on the Wolf Hill project in October last year.