A Modern Mountain Home

A Modern Mountain Home

Building a Modern Home in Summit County, Colorado

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We are a family of four building a custom modern home in Summit County, Colorado
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Evaluating Builders and Architects
Following up on my "Where to start" post, you've decided to build. You have some idea of your design goals. And you're meeting with a...
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Excavating Wet Soil
Debating our options when it came to excavating wet soil off of our build site, which was mostly filled with expansive clay
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Where do I start with a custom build?
A discussion of where to start the process of building a custom home. The process can feel daunting; here's how to get a foothold.
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The One Year Mark
I went for a trail run on a beautiful June day at the one year mark - almost exactly a year from purchasing our property. The trail I accessed was only a little ways down the road from the property, so I parked in our driveway and started my run from there. It gave me a chance to reflect on the past year.
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Water Water Everywhere
Nagging subsurface water issues delay our excavation as we wait for the clay soils to dry enough for us to continue our dig.
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Groundbreaking
Finally getting to groundbreaking on our site, including some issues with expansive clay soil and scraping topsoil once our test pit looked good.
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