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SOURCE Blu Homes, Inc.
Blu Homes and McStain Team Up in Lafayette and Niwot, Colorado; Build First Blu Lofthouse® in the State
SAN FRANCISCO, WALTHAM, Mass., and LAFAYETTE, Colo., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its expanding developer initiative, Blu® Homes, Inc. ("Blu"), a builder of beautiful, precision-engineered, green homes, announced today that it is working with McStain Neighborhoods® ("McStain"), a Colorado-based green builder of sustainable communities, to build a Discovery Home at Indian Peaks South in Lafayette, Colorado. Blu Homes and McStain will also collaborate at the Triple Crown Meadows community in Niwot, Colorado later this year.
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To kick off the project, Blu (www.bluhomes.com) and McStain (www.mcstain.com) will build a new Discovery home in the Indian Peaks South neighborhood. The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 1,966 square foot Lofthouse with a 900+ square foot finished lower level is scheduled to open for public tours starting in the spring of 2014, and will serve as the introduction of Blu's eco-friendly and energy-efficient home designs in the Boulder County community.
The award-winning Indian Peaks South neighborhood incorporates over 300 home sites intertwined with miles of walking trails, pathways, pocket parks, community gathering areas and other outdoor features. The Indian Peaks South neighborhood is located in the centralized, southern corridor of Boulder County, which offers a close commute into the City of Boulder, Denver Metro area and Colorado Front Range.
The Discovery Home, which is inspired by Blu's Lofthouse, has the look and feel of a renovated farmhouse. It features a dramatic two-story living room with an overlooking loft space as well as two, three and four-bedroom floorplan options. The home has open or separate dining areas, and a multitude of interior and exterior finish options selected by the homeowner. This home will also feature a solar system as well as high ceilings to create a sun-drenched indoor environment that connects seamlessly with the outdoors.
The Triple Crown Meadows community features nine available lots in Niwot, with easy access to Boulder and Longmont, Colorado. McStain will offer ranch and two-story homes from their Classic Collection series home options and Blu Homes will offer a rustic version of its Breezehouse®.
The Classic Collection by McStain sets the standard for elegance in design, and provides a seamless balance between style and function. These homes offer front-loaded garages that are situated on prime, large lots and include upgrades typically found in more expensive homes. These spacious plans maximize livability by offering 2-7 bedrooms, plus dens, that are perfect for a growing family, while formal areas of the home complement the gourmet kitchens and are ideal for entertaining guests.
The exterior of the Breezehouse will feature a country rustic look, matching the style of the neighborhood. The interior will feature vaulted ceilings, three bedrooms and plenty of windows to invite the outdoors in.
Like all Blu Homes, the Discovery Home at Indian Peaks South and the Breezehouse at Triple Crown Meadows will be LEED-Silver certifiable, feature Energy Star® appliances and offer incredible strength, quality and durability for high performance in extreme weather conditions, including high snow loads.
Both Blu Homes and McStain are committed to providing environmentally conscious, energy-efficient homes and neighborhoods that capture the active, green lifestyles found in Colorado.
Brett Chisholm, Blu Homes' VP of sales and customer experience, noted, "We're excited about working with McStain for many reasons, including their strong track record and reputation for building beautiful, green neighborhoods that connect people to the outdoors.. We're pleased to merge our companies' visions of bringing sustainable communities to Colorado."
David Ware, CEO of McStain Neighborhoods echoed the sentiment, saying, "As a Colorado-based company, we're proud to showcase new green innovations and technology to our home state. This alliance provides Blu and McStain homeowners a depth of green choices previously not available here, and we are excited to be moving the industry forward by providing new design options for sustainable homes."
About Blu Homes
Blu is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built prefab homes in North America. Blu's inspired and nationally recognized homes are built in the company's own 250,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vallejo, California and can be found from the East Coast to the Colorado Mountains and the Pacific Coast. Blu's proprietary steel framing and building technology result in homes that are as strong as they are beautiful; ship efficiently; and are conveniently finished on site by our own teams. Learn more about Blu Homes at www.bluhomes.com.
About McStain Neighborhoods
McStain Neighborhoods is a local, privately owned home builder known as the Colorado region's premier green builder and developer of smart growth and thoughtful land planning. For more than 45 years, McStain has been the trusted leader in sustainable and energy-efficient construction. In addition to conserving energy, their mission is to build safe, comfortable, enduring homes and communities that create a sense of place, while having a minimal impact on the environment. As an Energy Star® certified builder, McStain builds more Energy Star® homes than any other private Colorado homebuilder. Year over year, McStain homes save their owners more than 30% on utility bills, through such features as energy-saving lighting and appliances, tankless water heaters and high efficiency HVAC Systems to reduce energy consumption. For more information on McStain Neighborhoods, visit www.mcstain.com.
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