Gallery: PHOTOS: Blu Homes Opens East Coast’s First Prefab Breezehouse ...

We've long been fans of architect Michelle Kaufmann's iconic Breezehouse prefab home ever since we first wrote about it back in 2005 (yes, we're getting old). The Breezehouse was one of Kaufmann's groundbreaking modern green prefab homes that helped generate interest and momentum in the prefab movement in the past decade. Kaufmann eventually sold her company and her home designs to prefab manufacturer Blu Homes in 2009, and they've been expanding on Michelle's original vision in the past few years by re-engineering the California designed home to function in cold east coast climates, due to demand from East Coast homeowners. Now, we're thrilled to report that Blu Homes just opened the first ever Breezehouse on the East Coast, in an upstate New York town called Copake.

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below


  1. Greenbee 2 January 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I love your designs and your sustainable approach to building. I would like to know how I could work representing and selling your homes in my area. I have been a Real Estate Broker for many years here.

    Ultra contemporary design, which I always loved is finally appearing in this area. I see that your North Eastern home is LEED certified. I have Green Designation, and know that this is going to be the new wave in yo building I too had a thought, as commented in this blog, about how unsustainable it is to transport across the country. Is there a production plant on the East Coast?

  2. Marielle Rutherford August 5, 2013 at 6:09 am

    This is a home designed for CA. Pre-fab in due respect but I don’t see what’s ecological or “green” about shipping it across our large country to a climate radically different. It looks good in the snow but I realize the reality of those heating bills. Support your local businesses and remember we are the economy…