We had the pleasure of touring this home over the weekend — a luxury pre-fabricated home in Copake, with great views and a host of sustainable ingredients, from moisture resistant gypsum panels to FSC certified wood flooring to energy-efficient windows, boilers and appliances. One of the great things about this place for weekenders is that it’s incredibly low maintenance, and the home comes with all kinds of long-term warranties. Your radiant heat flooring has a problem? Hey, it’s covered.
The developer, Neil Costa, has been weekending in the area for decades, and has created a kind of eco-subdivision here, with a dozen plots mapped out and ready for a Breezehouse, or perhaps another model but the house’s designer and manufacturer, Blu Homes.
Now, there are modern homes at high price points in the area, but most of them are individually architect-designed, or their old fashioned horse farms. This house is a departure, in that it’s less about the land, and being isolated in the woods, than it is about the house, a three-bed, three-bath with a garage and eat-in kitchen. They’re asking $1.6 million (Halstead is handling the sale, with more info here). We happen to think this is a lot for 2,320 square feet, and we think affordability should be part of the promise of pre-fab. Though we admit that we were won over by the Blu Homes staff, and appreciate that the homes are manufactured here and employing a lot of nice people.
What do you all think? Is the Hudson Valley ready for million-dollar pre-fab?