Floor Plan for a Small House 1,150 sf with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP May 30, 2019

  One of our clients likes to build smaller, affordable homes that he can keep as rentals. With this project he had a relatively narrow lot and we needed to create a narrower plan with the rooms stretching out from front to back. The finished […]

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Progress Update on Modern Home in the Mountains

by EVstudio AEP May 21, 2019

One of the greatest parts of being an architect or engineer is seeing a building come out of the ground. I recently toured a modern home project of ours which is under construction. This view is from the southwest corner of the home. The main […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Home?

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE April 19, 2019

We get this question a lot. People who are planning their dream homes often don’t know where to start. A large part of our discussion in our programming meetings centers around how much home you can afford and if your program is in alignment with […]

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Floor Plan for Small 1,200 sf House with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP January 18, 2019

In addition to the many large custom homes that we design and engineer at EVstudio we also put together a fair number of smaller homes. This floor plan comes from a speculative investment home that we designed for an affordable lot in Denver. In only […]

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EVstudio Designed Home Constructed at The Highlands at Breckenridge

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE January 3, 2019

EVstudio’s Mountain Studio does a lot of work across the Colorado mountains as well as the western region in general. One of our single family projects was a 4,000 square foot resort home in the Highlands at Breckenridge. One of the challenging requirements of mountain […]

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Colorado Homebuilding Academy

by Michael Carr, EI, LEED Green Associate October 29, 2018

If you’ve been keeping up on the news in Colorado’s residential sector, you’ve probably noticed that the state (and most of the nation) is experiencing a housing shortage. In 2018 alone, the Denver Post has reported that Denver may have a deficit of up to […]

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Mudroom – A Degrading Name for a Very Important Room

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE September 6, 2018

Often overlooked in a program, the average Mudroom just happens to be one of the most heavily used and under appreciated rooms in the typical home. Many homes will combine the owner’s entrance with the laundry room, which may make sense given the similar functions […]

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In Need of a Structural EValuation?

by evstudio August 23, 2018

Do you have a structural concern about your home? Are you buying a home, but have some reservations about a structural aspect? Are you selling a home and had a home inspector flag an item, and now the bank requires an inspection by a professional […]

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Modern Mountain Home in Evergreen Colorado Nearing Completion

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE August 23, 2018

We’re very excited to be seeing the completion of a modern mountain home we designed in Evergreen Colorado near completion. The Certificate of Occupancy was recently released and the owners are moving in. EVstudio provided all of the Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering on this […]

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Top Ten Unique Homeowner Requested Rooms

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP August 13, 2018

As you might expect, as architects who design custom homes (among other things) we get a lot of interesting requests. Frequently they come from a client with the preface “I know this is a strange request”. But hey, you’re doing a custom home for a […]

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Buying Land to Build? You MUST Do These 8 Key Things Before You Close:

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE August 13, 2018

EVstudio has been involved in a great number of projects and a wide variety of situations involving our clients that for one reason or another didn’t quite fully complete their due diligence when purchasing their property. It’s an easy trap to fall in to – […]

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HomeWrights Blog in Developing with Great Information for People Wanting To Build a Home

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP August 2, 2018

We have done a number of designs that were later built by owner/builders with the assistance of HomeWrights. I had lunch with Bob Hinz a few weeks ago and I’m always amazed at how much advice he has for people building homes. I suggested that […]

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