LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DWELL ON DESIGN, LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER -- Blu® Homes, Inc. ("Blu"), the leading builder of precision-engineered, green prefab homes, is making it easier than ever for Southern California buyers to experience a Blu home for themselves with today's announcement that the company will open its first model home in Los Angeles later this year.
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Located on a hillside lot in Agoura Hills, the luxurious 2,900 square-foot Breezehouse with separate 24' Pod, which can be used as a guesthouse, yoga room, or home office, will have four bedrooms, four bathrooms and attached garage. When finished later this year, the home will be open for private tours by appointment and public open house events hosted by Blu Homes.
With this L.A. model home, Blu has updated the standard Breezehouse design to appeal specifically to the Southern California homebuyer. In addition to the floor-to-ceiling fenestration, soaring ceilings and open floorplan for which this modern prefab icon is known, guests will find larger bedrooms with walk-in closets, a 5' x 5' walk-in shower in the master bath, folding Nanawalls on either side of the Breezespace and expanded storage, including a walk-in pantry. Plus, by making some additional modifications to the floor plan, Blu was able to create a larger, grander central Breezespace.
"This Breezehouse has been customized specifically for the Southern California lifestyle based on what local homebuyers told us they are looking for most in a home," explained Bill Haney, Blu Homes' founder and president. "When it opens for tours, this home will express the best in luxurious Southern California living: beautiful modern design with a seamless indoor-outdoor connection, grand spaces and expansive decking for year-round entertaining and generous storage and closet space for the stand-up paddleboards, bikes, and other outdoor gear essential to making the most of life in Southern California."
All Blu Homes are LEED Silver certifiable and are solar-ready. Beyond the standard green features that Blu includes in every home, such as recycled steel framing, radiant heat flooring, high R-value walls and energy-efficient appliances, Blu Homes can achieve net zero energy status, Energy Star rating and higher LEED certifications with the inclusion of other available green elements.
Like all Blu homes, the L.A. model Breezehouse will be built in the Company's state-of-the-art California factory, transported by truck, and then "unfolded" on site. Blu Homes' proprietary building technology and steel framing allow its homes to be set on virtually any land site and to withstand extreme seismic, weather, and wind conditions. The Los Angeles model home is the first of many that Blu expects to construct in key markets throughout North America, making it much easier for interested clients to tour a Blu Home.
"To walk through a Blu home is to fall in love with a Blu home," explained Andrew Saint, Blu Homes' L.A.-based western regional sales manager. "I couldn't be more excited to be bringing this luxuriously-finished home to Southern California for all to see. There's nothing like walking through a Blu home to get the full impact of its precision-built quality and beauty. And when customers find out they can have it all in a fraction of the time of building a traditional home, I think they'll be sold."
To learn more about Blu Homes' L.A. model home and to speak to a representative directly, visit Blu Homes at Dwell on Design (www.dwellondesign.com) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 21-23, 2013. Blu Homes can be found at two dedicated Dwell on Design destinations: Booth #131 on the main floor and the "Blu Homes Oasis" at Dwell Outdoor.
More information about Blu Homes at Dwell on Design, including presentation schedules, can be found at www.bluhomes.com/bluatdwell.
Blu Homes Tweetups
Get your questions about the new L.A. model home answered at two Tweetups hosted by Blu Homes during Dwell on Design. Participate in the conversation in person at the "Blu Homes Oasis" in the Dwell Outdoor area, or join the action on Twitter by following @bluhomes #bluatdwell #BluLAShowHome.
Friday, June 21*
*Press and industry only
Saturday, June 22
Open to the public
For more information on Blu Homes, email email@example.com. Or, visit www.bluhomes.com, follow Blu on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bluhomes) and Twitter (@BluHomes). To check out everything Blu is up to at Dwell on Design, follow #bluatdwell and #BluLAShowHome.
About Blu Homes
Blu Homes, Inc. is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built prefab homes in North America. Built in its own 250,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vallejo, California, Blu's inspired and nationally recognized homes can be found from New York to the Colorado Mountains and the Pacific Coast. Blu's proprietary steel framing and building technology result in homes that are as strong as they are beautiful; ship efficiently; and are conveniently finished on site by our own teams. Blu homes are more economical, healthier to live in, require lower maintenance, and are much stronger than conventional construction. Visit www.bluhomes.com. Blu is also the proud builder of the Sunset magazine 2012 Idea House in Healdsburg, California. For more information on the Sunset Idea House, click here.
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