Durango’s Parade of Homes

SM Built is proud and humbled to be a part of Durango, Colorado’s 2022 Parade of Homes, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado. This event has provided inspiration for us for the past 9 years, but 2022 is our first year to participate as a Home Builder showcasing a new custom home. We hope you’ll stop by and see us at 477 Castle Ridge Drive in Rafter J on September 23rd, 24th or 25th. 

About The Home

This project, which we refer to as 477 Castle Ridge, is located at the very top of the Rafter J neighborhood. Don’t be daunted by the washboards on the drive up - the view at the top is worth it! The first noticeable feature is the large solar panel that powers the whole house. Our clients were interested in using solar to reduce their electricity costs and reliance on the grid. In order to create comfortable heat year round, we combined elements of a Passive House (airtightness, thermal insulation, and ventilation strategy) with in-floor heating for excellent energy efficiency and comfort.

The home was designed by the owners and inspired by the dominating La Plata Mountain views. In fact, nearly every room in the house faces the mountains with floor-to-ceiling windows. While the views are impressive, the orientation of the house combined with the heavy spray foam insulation is also strategic to allow for passive solar heating in our Colorado winter.

Other unique features include trimless baseboards and white oak door jambs with a drywall reveal, resulting in a very modern and clean look. As you move through the house, you’ll notice consistency in the color and material choices to encourage a cohesive feel. Custom white oak cabinets with soft-close hardware and dovetail construction adds a natural element in the otherwise calming white and gray color scheme. Large format ceramic tiles mimic the look of concrete but without any unsightly cracks or discoloration. 

This house features top-of-the-line appliances by Fisher & Paykel and gorgeous furnishings such as Polywood outdoor seating covered in Sunbrella fabric and a custom made wood and metal dining table.  

Stop By!

Come check out this beautiful custom home on September 23rd from 12pm to 9pm, Saturday September 24th from 9am to 5pm, or Sunday September 25th from 9am to 3pm. We look forward to seeing you!