Introducing the Sidebreeze™ from Blu Homes

SAN FRANCISCO and WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California and Massachusetts-based green, precision homebuilder Blu Homes ( today announced the Sidebreeze™, the company's largest and most luxurious home design to date. With the introduction of the Sidebreeze, Blu Homes now offers eight home models, giving homebuyers a wide range of environmentally-friendly, beautifully-designed options. The Sidebreeze is available now at

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With the same open floor plan and airy feel as Blu's iconic Breezehouse, the two-story Sidebreeze is an optimal choice for a wide variety of land sites, including narrow lots that might not accommodate other spacious homes. Additionally, the Sidebreeze features the largest bedrooms and bathrooms available in a Blu home as well as ceilings that soar to over 12 feet in its distinctive central Breezespace™. The Breezespace also boasts full glass walls on both sides of the home, allowing for views in every direction and an abundance of natural light—and making it a perfect choice for homebuyers looking to appreciate their site's natural environment.

"We listened to the thousands of customers who have toured our homes, participated in our webinars and visited the Breezehouse we built with Sunset magazine, and our updated version of the celebrated Sidebreeze incorporates dozen of changes they recommended," said Blu Homes creative director and Sidebreeze lead architect Karl Daubmann. "We preserved the high ceilings and sun-filled open spaces that mark the Breezehouse, while building a spacious home that highlights the best of California design sensibility. Uniquely versatile, the Sidebreeze will fit as seamlessly into a narrow beachfront lot in Southern California as it will the suburbs of the East Coast or the slopes of a Colorado mountainside."

Prospective homebuyers are invited to join Karl Daubmann as he leads a webinar to discuss the unique design features of the Sidebreeze and the advantages of building a Blu Home. The webinars will be held on Wednesday, October 24 from 7-8 PM EST/4-5 PM PST, and Sunday, October 28 from 3-4 PM EST/12-1 PM PST. For more information about how to sign up, please visit

The Sidebreeze's iconic Breezespace and cantilevered second story, creates a welcoming entrance and multiple courtyards. The first floor is an expansive living space that is ideal for entertaining. An open, steel staircase leads to a private second floor with high ceilings and spacious bedrooms, including a master suite and balcony that affords spectacular views.

Notable features and options of the Blu Sidebreeze include:

  • 2,600 square feet, open floor plan
  • 3 or 4 spacious bedrooms, with option for a media room
  • 3 full baths or 2 full and 1 half bath
  • 25' x 17' Breezespace with 12+' ceiling and full glass on both sides
  • Light-filled master bedroom suite and private balcony
  • Clerestory windows, abundant natural light
  • Spacious kitchen, ample counter space
  • Optional fireplace
  • Separate garage
  • Ideal for suburban lots
  • Extensive incorporation of green features

The Sidebreeze is available now for $590,000 ($625,000 in CA and Canada). For more information, visit

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 with the inclusion of other available green elements. All Blu homes are solar-ready and are certifiable under the Energy Star and LEED for Home rating systems.

Blu's homes are built by skilled craftspeople in the company's 250,000 square-foot factory in Vallejo, CA. Once complete, the homes are installed on-site in one day and completed in as little as two weeks by Blu's teams of craftspeople. Blu's proprietary building science technology allows its homes to be folded for quick and cost-effective transportation and setting on site, making for a drastically reduced building timeline, while simultaneously allowing the homes to have taller ceilings and spacious light-filled interiors. All of this is done at a pre-agreed, fixed cost.

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About Blu Homes
Blu Homes, Inc. is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built 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 Pacific Coast. Blu's proprietary steel framing and building technology result in homes that are as strong as they are beautiful; that 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 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.

SOURCE Blu Homes, Inc.