3367 Freeman, Walnut Creek

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The Breezehouse is a new modern prefab structure designed by perhaps the most recognizable proponent of residential prefabrication, Michelle Kaufmann. The home was the second factory-built design that Kaufmann created for Sunset Magazine and it garnered a great deal of media attention in 2005 for its innovative systems and solid execution. However despite glowing reviews and growing backlog, Kaufmann was unfortunately forced to shutter her fledgling prefab business in 2009 as a result of difficult economic conditions after building only 40 homes. Hers would become only the latest in a long litany of promising but largely unsuccessful attempts at home prefabrication that have been undertaken since the middle of the last century. Kaufamnn ultimately sold her designs to Blu Homes which still offers versions of the Breezehouse and several of her other homes.

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1 Response to 3367 Freeman, Walnut Creek

  1. Looking forward to seeing this house!

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