The Artistic Side of Ken Pieper

November 2012 Well I’ve finally exposed my first love to all visiting our web site. That is the love of creating fine art and photography for folks to purchase and enjoy. Our new web site reflects my personal love of the arts and a few of the pieces I’ve been painting and photographing over the last…

Designing For The Multi-Generation & Nuclear Family

September 2012 Not  many  years  ago  we  as  a  society  were  classified  in  our  housing  as  an  integrated  multi  generational  family  unit.  Beginning  in  the  1950′s  that  type  of  family  matrix  started  shifting  to  what  we  have  been  living  with  and  classified  as  a  more  nuclear  family  unit.  Confused?  Let  us  explore  these  family  classifications…

Mountain Living Magazine’s – Natural Dream Home

This 9,205 sq.ft. home was constructed in Bear Dance, an award-winning, PGA golf development near Castle Rock, Colorado. This green-built home exemplifies Mountain Living’s commitment to responsible development in the Rocky Mountain West. The home will be built with fire-resistant Cultured Logs(TM) that are made of natural composites and therefore offer unique advantages to the mountain homeowner. Inside and…

The Size of Your Home

January 2013 Our desires for the home that we choose to live in are as varied as the individuals that we are. We have such different thoughts about everything in our lives that it can become overbearing in the process of defining the living environment that we want to inhabit. This said, we are individuals…

Selecting the Design/Build Team

You’ve interviewed all of the potential members of your design build team and now comes the really interesting phase. Which individual person or firm will you choose? Again, identify, analyze, and respond. Simple, right? Well, not so fast. An impulsive decision usually does not serve us well in the long term. Let’s take this process…

The Master Suite

June 2012 When approaching this very important increment of space for the custom home, we must not forget the primary function of the master bedroom. A master bedroom must serve as a place of rest and intimacy, nothing more shall be allowed to interfere with this prime mission for the human body. Simply stated, all…

The Custom Kitchen

February 2012 Designing the perfect environment for your family to enjoy living in is one of the most arduous but rewarding experiences you will undertake. That said, creating an outline or guideline for the task can be overwhelming when not approached systematically. Please don’t become discouraged as most of the questions and indeed the answers…