Hot on the heels of acquiring Michelle Kaufmann Designs, Blu Homes has now announced the completion of their first home in Colorado. Homeowners Michael and Nikki Fischer have moved into their custom Blu | Chalet, and they seem to love it (watch video below). With a blend of smart design and energy efficient products, energy costs for the Fischer Chalet are expected to be about 30-50% less than a similar, traditionally constructed home.
This green Breckenridge home features modern cedar v-groove siding, a pre-cast concrete and foam foundation, spray foam insulation, high efficiency furnace, an open layout with abundant interior natural light, non-toxic cabinetry, and renewable bamboo floors, among other green elements. It's also a lot smaller than typical new construction at 1,700 square feet.
I understand that the Fischers gravitated to Blu Homes because of Blu’s commitment to affordability and sustainability. A lot of prefab is only affordable as compared to custom architect-designed homes, but that’s still a stratosphere away from most individuals. Blu, however, is seeking to make these home more affordable. For example, this home cost about $290,000, all in, which is pretty incredible.
Photo credits: Michael Yearout (top 2); Tim Hotchner (bottom).