Modular home construction involves stacking pre-fabricated units of the home with a crane. "Stick-built" construction involves assembling wooden framing by hammer and nail. Here are some differences between two types of high-end custom homes:
SOURCE: Sandy Spring Classic Homes | The Washington Post - March 3, 2010
The mansion goes modular Article | One day in February, it was an empty, snow-covered lot in Bethesda. In 32 hours, the property held a six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath French country mansion with a walkout basement.