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Colorado Camp Home Project 

In-Progress-Late Spring 2024 estimated finish

3 Bedroom/1-3/4 Bath/Two Story

Commanding Views, Open Main Floorplan, Attached garage/shop
~1770 sq/ft

Location: Saguache County, Colorado

Custom home with off-grid, super-insulation, gourmet kitchen, safe room, public lands access, top-end finishes

Crafted with vision and precision, this bespoke residence emerges as a hallmark of architectural elegance and sustainable design, born from the collaborative genius of Carrie Caverly, the vision of the homeowners, and the craftsmanship of Harrell Quality Homes.

Incepted in October 2023 and projected for completion by early to mid-2024, this exceptional mountain hideaway project unfolds over 1750 square feet of meticulously designed living space, complemented by an expansive 350 square-foot garage, encapsulating the essence of mountain comfort and functionality.

Progress & Planning: On the Path to Perfection

Currently, the project progresses seamlessly, adhering strictly to the outlined schedule. With 80% of the budget proficiently utilized, the imminent arrival and installation of kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities mark the next phase of development. This will be closely followed by the application of interior paint, setting the stage for the installation of interior doors, baseboards, door casings, windowsills, and ultimately, the finishing flooring. By April, the project will advance to the stucco application, ensuring a façade that is not only visually appealing but also robust and weather-resistant. The culmination of this meticulous process includes the compilation of a comprehensive systems operations manual, a testament to Harrell Quality Homes' commitment to operational excellence and client empowerment.

Design & Innovation: Harmony with Nature

Under the creative direction of Carrie Caverly Studios, the design ethos of this home champions environmental integration and aesthetic sophistication. Nestled into the hillside, the residence offers an oasis of tranquility and natural beauty, reflecting a deep respect for its surroundings and an unwavering commitment to sustainable living.

Expertise & Excellence: The Foundation of Success

The construction journey is supported by a constellation of skilled contractors, each contributing their expertise to the project's success. From the impeccable concrete work laying the project's foundation to the electrical ingenuity of Wilfong Electric and the efficient plumbing solutions provided by Lopez Plumbing and Heating, every detail is executed with precision. Harrell Quality Homes' own roofing expertise, alongside Rio Grande Drywall's sheetrock finesse and Comfort Zone Insulation's advanced insulation techniques, underscores the collaborative spirit and high standards that define this project.

Sustainable Features: A Blueprint for the Future

Key to this home's design is its integration of cutting-edge sustainable features, including a 1500-gallon cistern, a robust solar power system comprising 16 panels and five lithium-ion batteries, and a discreetly buried 1000-gallon propane tank. These elements, along with the use of durable, energy-efficient materials like fiberglass doors and composite windows, underscore the project's commitment to endurance, sustainability, and energy efficiency.

The residence's foundation, constructed from 8-inch Nudura insulated concrete forms, and its innovative waterproofing and drainage systems exemplify the rigorous attention to detail that characterizes this project. The choice of materials, from the oak-engineered flooring with a 20-year warranty, to the hardy backer concrete board trim, reflects a dedication to durability, aesthetics, and environmental stewardship.

Reflections: A Commitment to Excellence

As the project advances, the philosophy of relentless progress and unwavering tenacity guides every step. The journey towards completion is a testament to the dedication required to realize a vision of this magnitude, emphasizing the importance of continuous, intentional effort until the final goal is achieved.

This unique home not only represents a physical structure but stands as a beacon of innovative design, collaborative craftsmanship, and sustainable living, promising to be a cherished sanctuary that harmoniously blends with its natural surroundings and sets new standards for comfort and efficiency.

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