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Bluhomes Glidehouse Prefab Home Model.

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Blu Homes Glidehouse Prefab Home

Blu Homes Glidehouse is a single level, dual-module single family prefabricated two bedroom, two bathroom home offered in standard and customized configurations by Blu Homes.

The Glidehouse was designed in 2006 by architect Michelle Kaufmann with design features inspired by functional aspects of farm barns (Michelle grew up in Iowa). The home is focused on ease of use and efficiency of operation. A lengthwise storage bar is built into the Glidehouse wall offering practical and unobtrusive storage. Window placement and barn door track mounted cedar sun shades offer optimal use of natural light and controlled solar heat gain. Cross ventilation provides natural cooling during warm weather. Living spaces are open, light-filled and large floor to ceiling sliding glass doors offer excellent views and easy outdoor and deck access. Glidehouse  homes can be purchased in the standard two bedroom, two bathroom configuration or modified with additional “pods”.

Blu Homes Glidehouse Features

  • Functional, efficient design
  • Open, modern living space
  • Cross ventilation design for summer cooling
  • Large glass doors and clerestory windows for natural light and views
  • Functional built-in storage “bars”
  • Very large master bedroom suite with private deck
  • Substantial deck space with entry, full-width rear and master bedroom decks
  • Optional pod for additional bedrooms and living space
  • Optional garages

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home rear deck.
Glidehouse Rear Deck

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home entry and front yard.
Glidehouse Entry

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home rear of home showing patio.
Glidehouse Rear Patio

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home rear deck.
Glidehouse Rear Deck

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home patio door and living area.
Glidehouse Inside Outside Access

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home open living room area.
Glidehouse Living Room

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home dining and kitchen areas.
Glidehouse Dining Room and Kitchen Area

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home bedroom.
Glidehouse Bedroom

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home rear of home at dusk.
Glidehouse Rear Dusk

Blu Homes Glidehouse prefab home floor plan.
Glidehouse Floor Plan


Blu Homes Glidehouse Room Summary (

First Floor

Public Living Space

Living (16 x 16)
Dining (15.5 x 17)
Kitchen (17 x 16)
Office (11 x 13)

Private Living Space

Master Bedroom (22.5 x 17)
Bedroom (11 x 11.5)


Master Bath (5.8 x 11.4)
Full Bath (5.8 x 10.8)

Utility Space

Mechanical (8 x 3.5)

Outdoor Space

Second Floor



Additional Rooms

Build Details

Foundation: Multiple Options
Roofing: Metal
Framing: wood & steel
Shealthing: OSB
Construction Notes:
Track mounted cedar wood exterior sun shades (optional)
Storage bar storage system
Rain screen exterior wall design
Full Accessibility design and options


Ceiling: (R | Type)
Wall: (R | Type)
Ceiling: (R | Type)


Siding: Fiber Cement / Cedar T&G
Windows: Anderson 400 Low-E
Entry Doors:
Sliding / Terrace Doors:
Walls: Gypsum drywall
Floors: Vinyl
Interior Finish Notes:

Blu Homes Glidehouse Package Includes


Cooktop: KitchenAid 36"
Microwave: KitchenAid Combo SS
Oven: KitchenAid Combo SS
Kitchen Hood: KitchenAid SS 36"
Refrigerator: KitchenAid SS
Dishwasher: KitchenAid SS
Washer / Dryer:


Countertops: Caeserstone
Kitchen Cabinets: Executive Bel Air
Kitchen Sink:
Kitchen Faucet:


Bath Sink:
Bath Faucet:
Toilet: Toto Dual Flush
Bath Tub:


Water Heater: Viessmann Vitocell 42g
HVAC Heating: Radiant Floor Heat
HVAC Cooling: Mitsubishi Wall-Mounted *
Ventilation System:
Solar Panels:
Alt Energy System:
Green Home Features:

Green Home Features

Green Home Features:
Alt Energy System:
Solar Panels: