A visit to a Prefab Blu Home on Vashon Island

On a sunny and gorgeous day last August, we decided to go see a Blu prefab home on Vashon Island. They were having a special open house so we decided to hop on the ferry from West Seattle to Vashon Island.

West Seattle Ferry to Vashon Island

West Seattle Ferry to Vashon Island

The ferry ride is fairly short, less than 30 minutes and very relaxing. From there, it was a short drive over to the Blu Home open house.
Here is a view of the Blu prefab home. It is sitting on a beautiful site with unobstructed view of Puget Sound.

Blu Prefab Home on Vashon Island

Blu Prefab Home on Vashon Island

I’m not sure if it’s the gravel driveway, but the prefab home looked sort of “unfinished” and “temporary” in my opinion. It was a beautiful house, here are more pictures below.

Blu Home Sun Shades

Blu Home Sun Shades

I really liked the wooden sun / privacy shutters that are on barn door rails.

Blu Home Seattle Vashon studio

Blu Home Seattle Vashon studio

This home had a studio for extra guests or other uses.

Blu Home Seattle Vashon Wooden Shutters

Blu Home Seattle Vashon Wooden Shutters

Some visitors are checking out the wooden sun shutters.

Blu Homes Interior Seattle Vashon

Blu Homes Interior Seattle Vashon

The interior was soothing and cozy, warm and modern. As you can see they used Modern Fan Company fans. We have the same fan in the bedroom.
Sorry that I don’t have a picture of the kitchen. It was nice with quality wooden cabinets. Not sure what kind though.

Blu Home Seattle Vashon View

Blu Home Seattle Vashon View

The view was incredible and unobstructed.

Blue Home Seattle Vashon awning

Blue Home Seattle Vashon awning

It had a nice glass awning that would be perfect for our side kitchen door. Overall, it was a very nice home, I love that most of the structure is built inside at a factory and not out in the Seattle rain and wind. The construction time is also dramatically shortened. What may be unknown is how the prefab portion impacts the value of the home and how banks would view it if you were to ask for a home loan. More prefab homes are being built, so these may be past issues. You can find out more about Blu Homes here:

http://www.bluhomes.com/

While you are on Vashon Island, be sure to visit the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie for their shade grown heirloom coffee. There’s also home made ice cream shop behind the coffee shop during the summer seasons. Enjoy.

Vashon Island Coffee

Vashon Island Coffee

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