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Blu Homes Unveil Classic New England-Style Lofthouse Prefab Home
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On August 23, 2011 @ 8:06 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Building,News,Prefab Housing | No Comments
Adding to its already impressive selection of prefab homes, Blu Homes unveiled a brand new two-story prefab home this week. The Lofthouse is a classic New England barn-style home complete with colonial-style windows and shutters. This modern, yet traditionally inspired home is aimed at those who are looking for a prefab home that can fit right in with the architectural vernacular of traditional and historic communities. Built with the same steel frame and unfolding technology of all their other homes, the Lofthouse is outfitted with finishes, fittings, appliances and systems for 50% higher energy performance and healthier living spaces.
Blu’s latest home makes use of the same building science technology, carefully researched materials and precision factory construction as its other models. Weather-controlled conditions inside Blu’s East Longmeadow, Massachusetts factory improve the homes’ performance and efficient use of materials cuts down on waste. The structural steel framed homes allow for high ceilings, lots of natural light and generous open spaces. Energy efficiency and sustainable strategies  are included in all Blu Homes, which offer 50% energy savings over comparably-sized existing homes. All Blu Homes are also built to withstand high snow loads, seismic activity, high winds, and they are also fire, mold and termite resistant.
The Lofthouse  can be built as a 2, 3, or 4-bedroom home with a two story living area. Designed to resemble a traditional New England barn-style home , the Lofthouse is intended for those looking for a more traditional style home that may even need to meet architectural guidelines for certain communities. Lofthouse exteriors can be customized with colonial-style windows and shutters or they can be left off and the windows expanded for a more modern aesthetic. Additional upgrades to the home can include a fireplace in the two-story living area an enclosure around the loft space to create an additional bedroom. The prefab home starts at $335,000 with multiple bedroom options and 3 baths. Blu Homes is already taking advanced orders and expects the first homes to be delivered this winter.
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 Lofthouse: http://www.bluhomes.com/homes/lofthouse/
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