What is “Green” Construction?

by Jon Gunson, Architect

Green has become an often-used buzzword to describe a genuine concern and ethic toward our environment. In relation to residential construction, it indicates awareness about the materials that go into a home, the way the home is built, the amount of energy used to manufacture and deliver the products that are within the home, and the energy it will consume while you are living in it.

Buildings are responsible for 54% of the nation’s energy consumption and 35% of our carbon dioxide emissions through their construction and operation of heating and cooling systems and maintenance. Therefore, Read More...

Summit County Real Estate Update

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Great news: The Breckenridge and Summit County real estate market continues to show improvement for this year.  According to Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate’s report, the transaction volume and average sales price of homes have steadily increased from 2012 and 2013 prices.  Homesites however, are still at a lower average sale price than 2010-2013 prices and are on the market for a longer time period before selling.

What does this mean?  We think this presents an ideal opportunity for those who are looking to build a custom home in the mountains.  It’s an opportunity to shop for a great Read More...

Why Hire an Architect?

by Jon Gunson, Architect

Most people decide to build a “custom” home for one of two reasons:

                    1. You have looked at all of the houses on the market and have not found one that meets your vision of how you want your home to look, feel, and function.

                    2. You have found the perfect lot and now you want to create the perfect home that will best take advantage of all that it has to offer.

These are both very important reasons so now you owe it to yourself to select the right architect to help you fulfill all Read More...

Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our new blog! We look forward to sharing interesting articles, local news, construction photos, and much more with you. Stay tuned…Read More...

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