UPDATE: According to the Blu Homes website, the first open house for the Healdsburg "Breezehouse" will be held this weekend at 110 Dry Creek Rd. in Healdsburg. Times are Friday, Apr. 27th, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., and Saturday, Apr. 28th, 12 - 4 p.m. A shuttle will meet interested visitors and take them to the house.
Healdsburg has been selected to host this year's Sunset Magazine 'Idea House,' company officials said today.
A two-story prefab home, dubbed the "Sunset Breezehouse," will be built in Healdsburg this summer by which has its West Coast factory in Vallejo.
"It is so exciting to see how the Breezehouse design has evolved since we helped introduce it to the world in 2005," said Shannon Thompson, vice president of marketing, Sunset Publishing.
"Blu's innovative combination of advanced building technology, striking design featuring the best of indoor-outdoor living, and the highest green and quality standards is a perfect reflection of how our readers dream of living in the West," she said.
Earlier this year, Blu Homes installed its first Breezehouse in Healdsburg, The original Breezehouse was first debuted by Sunset magazine in 2005.
Healdsburg residents have also embraced other The Ryans chose a Pacific Modern Homes prefab purchased through Healdsburg sales representative Frank Unciano.
The public is invited to join Blu Homes on April 21 when it will host a sneak preview of the new Sunset Idea House in its Vallejo factory. After it is delivered to its Healdsburg site, the home will be open to the public starting in early August with a series of six weekend open houses.
Blu is also providing an online 3-D walkthrough that anyone can use to get an understanding of the home before visiting.
For the past 14 years, Sunset Idea Houses have given tens of thousands of visitors the chance to experience the latest innovative home designs.
Now, this collaboration between Blu Homes and Sunset magazine gives prospective homebuyers and design enthusiasts alike the opportunity to see the popular Breezehouse up close and personal and in a Sonoma Wine Country setting.
For more information see the Blu Homes website.