The recently completed Breezehouse, one of Michelle Kaufmann’s iconic designs, is the model for the first Blu Homes development in New York State, which consists of 12 home sites ranging from 6.8 to 24 acres overlooking the Hudson River Valley and the Catskills. Local developer Neil Costa worked with conservancy groups to sustainably develop the project set amid woods, streams, ponds, and lovely vistas.At a grand opening event in January, prospective homebuyers and modern design enthusiasts had the opportunity to tour the beautiful 2,420-square-foot home. The three-bedroom, three-bath dwelling features a spacious, light-filled indoor environment that connects seamlessly and elegantly with the natural landscape. Structural steel framing and advanced building science make it possible for Blu’s homes to withstand extreme weather conditions, including high snow loads and wind gusts of up to 110 mph.Blu Homes are LEED Silver certifiable upon leaving the factory and are solar-ready. Beyond the standard green features that Blu includes in every home, such as recycled steel framing, radiant heat flooring, high R-value walls and energy-efficient appliances, Blu Homes can achieve net zero energy status, Energy Star rating and higher LEED certifications with the inclusion of other available green elements.