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2012 found us building and rebuilding homes throughout the New River Valley, including several at Claytor Lake.

We share this collection of images as we begin to celebrate our 25th year.


Custom Built Lake Ranch Claytor Lake, Virginia  2012 With the long time family land under conservation easement and the owners being full time farmers, the emphasis for this home was a low impact building that would allow the homeowners to age in place..

The garage and bedroom wings embrace the front entry while the porch off the bedroom embraces the sun.

Intricate wood inlay.

Locally crafted cabinetry

Stone patio connects the inside with the yard.

The stone hearth complements the natural wood flooring and cabinetry.


Living room and kitchen open up to views of the lake. Solatubes brighten up the hall.

Wood flooring milled from trees on site.

Direct vent fireplace with custom mantel in bedroom.

Windows were upgraded to provide solar gain and still allow better insulation values.

Rounded drywall corners soften the look.


Custom Built Lake Castle Claytor Lake, Virginia  2012 A passive solar modern Mediterranean castle on the lake now sits on the site of an old cabin.

Clients envisioned a castle and we worked with that theme.

Locally produced Builderscrete pavers are low maintenance.

Fewer openings face north as an added energy benefit to the castle bastion entry.

Graceful curve of the loft railing adds an artistic touch to the great room and balances the mass of the stone chimney.


Small lot? Go vertical. Castle theme at the front fades to lake house theme at the back.

Overhang above sliding doors doubles as catwalk for window cleaning. Practical lakeside ground floor access to outdoor and indoor shower.

Custom site built central stair is a visual highlight from many viewpoints.

With decks, patios, screen porch and basement level bar, the home is set up to take advantage of the lake side property.


Custom Built Lake Lodge Claytor Lake, Virginia  2012 A lake lodge to bring family together for generations to come

The timber frame adds warmth and a dramatic feel. Aiding in the lodge concept it also has the feel of a structure that will last.

The wide natural trim and wood doors add warmth and detail.

A custom curved grab rail follows down the stairs.

The well balanced stone fireplace shows off a cherry mantel.

The master bath vanity sports a thick walnut slab for its counter. The stair tower gives a light lofty feel at the entry while the antique canoe heads for points of the compass.

The pedestal for the sink is from a maple tree off the site.


The basement bar area continues the stone look and serves the recreation room.

Stone accents the exterior features matching this home to its wooded lakeshore site.

The light fixtures were chosen to reflect a nature theme and American Craftsman style.

The master bedroom continues the woods theme with timber collar ties. A deck with hot tub is just outside the door.

Beautiful finishes cover efficient construction details.

The edge of the tile backsplash was customized to be more natural.


Home Remodel Blacksburg, Virginia  2012

Before A complete energy efficient upgrade included geothermal heating, new insulation and new windows. New siding, a detached garage, and an outdoor kitchen add new amenities to this existing home.

The new patio and outdoor kitchen take advantage of the commanding view.

The brick and stainless steel outdoor kitchen will serve for a long time with minimal maintenance. Interior remodeling included new kitchen and bathrooms, new flooring and fresh paint.

The new detached garage is tied into the landscape with brick walkways and plantings.


Post-Fire Rebuild Christiansburg, Virginia  2012 Using modular construction allowed us to rebuild from a fire in a cost effective way

The front porch and back deck provide some outdoor living areas. The stick built garage allowed us to add a laundry room and storage area.

Before

The eat-in kitchen is open to the living room.

To customize this modular home, we installed flooring and lights selected by our client.


Kitchen Remodel Blacksburg, Virginia  2012 A modern remodel of a kitchen features custom wood finish cabinets that improve the work flow, incorporate space saving details, and add warmth to the look

Before

After

Lighting above and below cabinetry for function and flair.

Project included relocating appliances and addition of new flooring and cabinets.

Custom pull-outs add to functionality and maximize use of space.


Pre-Move In Remodel Blacksburg, Virginia  2012 A rework of floors, paneling and cabinetry give the home fresh, clean lines and an open feel The old kitchen cabinets were removed, refurbished and reinstalled.

Before

After

Before

After

Some sections of wall were removed, and color added. Old kitchen flooring was replaced with oak and floors were refinished.

Locally crafted, custom fitted concrete countertops add a solid feel to the beauty of the new kitchen and sets off against the stainless steel backsplash tiles.

A wall of chalk paint for a child’s room makes a new space fun.


Attic Remodel Blacksburg, Virginia  2012 The rickety dark space above the garage was transformed into a bright office with views of the farm,

Before After A drop out fire escape ladder is stored in the wall cavity under the window.

A new walk-in shower was completed to augment the bathroom remodel completed previously.

New space is an extension off the master bedroom.

Ample storage was built into every corner.

Open paned windows allow clear view of the farm.


Bathroom Remodel Blacksburg, Virginia  2012 A crack in the existing shower floor was great motivation for a master bath makeover Before

The door was moved to allow a larger shower. The new tub takes up less space than the old tub but still serves its purpose.

The quartz countertops are easy to maintain and tie the angled vanities together.

The glass doors provide a greater feeling of space.


Porch Remodel Blacksburg, Virginia  2012 The rotting floor and posts of the existing porch were replaced

The rebuilt screen porch and stairs.

New tile floor with a floor drain should last longer and require less maintenance than the old wood floor.

A ramp provides access for the cat.

Lake Cabin Replacement Claytor Lake  Radford, Virginia  2012 A modest home with durable design and materials replaces a cabin beyond saving. The stamped concrete floor leads to the front door.

Before

New garage maintains style of house and provides space for a workshop.

The Hardie board shingles and siding are highlighted by color choices.


Brick Ranch Remodel Riner, Virginia  2012 The old family home was remodeled for the next generation.

Floors and paint were refreshed throughout.

Tile trim details in the shower.

Foundation Remodel

Two bedrooms were combined to form one large bedroom suite with new bath and closet.

New insulation, windows, and heating system add to the comfort of the home.

Catawba, Virginia  2012 The old country farmhouse needed a new foundation

This was the perfect time to add a basement.


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