Blu Homes announces 'precision-built green home' Lofthouse, designed to appeal to both traditionalists and modernists

WALTHAM, Massachusetts and SAN FRANCISCO , August 17, 2011 (press release) – Blu Homes (www.bluhomes.com) announces the Lofthouse™, the latest home designed by Blu's world-class architects. Using Blu's proprietary information and building science technology, the Lofthouse offers homeowners the same extraordinary construction and environmental quality as all of Blu's designs with the unique flexibility to personalize their home to either a traditional or contemporary aesthetic.

"The Lofthouse is a beautiful, precision-built green home that fits the architectural vernacular of traditional and historic communities," said Maura McCarthy, Blu Homes' co-founder and VP, sales and marketing. "The charming exterior of the traditional version of the Lofthouse is reminiscent of a New England barn-style home, complete with Colonial-style windows and shutters. The more modern version does away with shutters and expands the windows to provide an uninterrupted view and a true indoor/outdoor living experience."

Blu's homes are precision-built by factory craftsmen in weather-controlled conditions to meet the highest quality construction standards. All Blu homes are constructed with Blu's proprietary structural steel frames that allow for high ceilings, gorgeous open spaces and generous natural light. In addition, the steel construction's strength withstands high snow loads, seismic activity and high winds, and is also fire, mold and termite resistant.

All Blu finishes, fittings, appliances and systems are chosen by Blu designers to create beautiful living spaces, high indoor air quality, leading environmental performance and healthier living spaces. Blu homes offer 50% energy savings over comparably-sized existing homes. Remarkably, Blu's homes are put up on-site in one day and completed in just two weeks by Blu's teams of craftsmen. This speed and convenience is a result of Blu’s proprietary building science technology which allows its homes to be finished completely and to high quality in its factory -- then folded for quick and cost-effective setting on-site. All of this is done at a pre agreed, fixed cost.

Inspired by the look and feel of classic New England homes, the Lofthouse offers a dramatic two-story living room with an overlooking loftspace, two-, three- and four-bedroom floorplan options, open or separate dining areas, and a multitude of interior and exterior finish options. Upgrades include custom-designed casework and the ability to add one of two modern fireplace options in the two-story living area. The second floor loftspace layout offers a flexible office or living space overlooking the open living area below. Owners may also choose to enclose the loftspace and create an additional bedroom.

The Lofthouse starts at $355,000 for the base model, with two-, three- or four-bedrooms and three baths. Blu Homes has already begun taking advanced orders at build@bluhomes.com and will begin creating contact drawings in September. Anticipated first deliveries will be this winter.

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About Blu

Blu Homes, Inc. is a Massachusetts- and California-based builder of green, modern, prefabricated homes. Blu has built a variety of residential and institutional eco-friendly home designs for families and organizations across the U.S., from New York to the Colorado mountains and the California coast. Blu's proprietary steel framing and building folding technology allows for convenient and efficient shipping across North America. For more information on Blu Homes, contact build@bluhomes.com, or visit www.bluhomes.com.

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