Blu Homes Launches Luxury Green Prefab Sidebreeze

Perhaps you dig some of the modular home designs from Blu Homes you’ve seen here on EarthTechling — such as the Breezehouse design featured by Sunset Magazine as its 2012 Idea House — but are looking for something a little bigger and more ostentatious. Feast your eyes then, dear reader, upon the latest, largest and most luxurious of Blu Homes’ offerings, the Sidebreeze.

At 2,600 square feet, the Sidebreeze features the same open floor plan and airy feel as the Breezehouse, but with a 64′-10″ x 40′ footprint that works with narrow lots that might not accommodate “other larger homes.” It includes the largest bedrooms and bathrooms available in a Blu Home — 3 or 4 of the former, and 2.5 or 3 of the later, depending on your needs and budget — as well as ceilings that rise to a full 12 feet in its central Breezespace. The Breezespace features full glass walls on both sides of the home, allowing for views in every direction, as well as an abundance of natural daylight.

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The new home design incorporates a cantilevered second floor with master suite and private balcony, as well the bathrooms, clerestory windows, built-in cabinetry, and an optional fireplace. It also comes with the green features standard to all Blu Homes, including radiant floor heating, high R-value walls, recycled steel framing, and the use of low/no-VOC paints and finishes throughout. Like other models, it can be shipped anywhere in North America, comes solar-ready, and is capable of hitting net-zero energy status, and/or LEED or Energy Star for Homes certification. It includes a separate garage.

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image via Blu Homes

The base price for the Sidebreeze is $590,000 including delivery, materials, finishes and appliances, and on-site finishing. If you live in California or Canada, that base price jumps to $625,000. (Interested in the Plus or Premium garage? Add an extra $46,500.) More information on all things Sidebreeze is available online.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.