When we have an open house at one of our LEED homes, the question I am most frequently asked is “what makes this house green?” I frequently answer that question by first addressing all of the things apart from the home that make a home green. Green building is not just the structure and mechanics […]
As we’re wrapping up construction of 631 James Alexander Way, a number of tests for both ENERGY STAR and LEED certification are conducted. These tests help to verify that the house performs as designed, with the result being not only a more efficient home, but also a comfortable and healthy home as well. This video […]
I spent several years of my youth in Tucson, AZ. Tucson averages about 10 inches of rain a year (compare that to 40 for Charlotte), and it is not uncommon to go weeks without rain, especially in the hottest summer months. Plants adapt to this environment by having large root systems and few leaves, or […]
Last week I was giving a talk and tour of our first LEED-certified home to a group of Davidson College students. I was making the point that a green home can (and should) look like a ‘normal’ home, and I mentioned that I’d once seen a home built out of old tires by Dennis Weaver. […]
Several years ago I visited a 1920s home in Charlotte. On the back was a sleeping porch. I’d never seen one before, but I fell in love with it. I love sleeping outside, and still sleep with the windows open whenever possible. Shortly after I saw the Stones River Farm plan, and fell in love […]
Durability management is about as exciting as it sounds. I remember a few years ago I would always meet prospects on the front porch of a house and start to discuss all of the structural advantages of our homes. I could see their eyes glazing over with that ‘just show me the damn kitchen!’ look. […]
This charming home is located in downtown Davidson. Originally built in 1937, we completely renovated the home and also added a new family room, eating area and master suite. Includes many accessibility features. The excellent design and varying exterior finishes results in a home that fits perfectly into the existing neighborhood.[imagebrowser id=14]
[imagebrowser id=7]This stunning home was inspired by the low country homes of South Carolina. The round front porch and period lighting catch the eye, and the details don’t stop once you get inside. Built in the St. Alban’s neighborhood of Davidson, NC.