Project Details

  • 4,800 sf home
  • Time to build- 12 months
  • Extraordinary design- James P. Rothwell, world-renowned architect
  • Demanding site- literally blasted into granite mountainside
  • Meticulous attention to detail for this challenging design and specifications
  • HERS Score 49
  • 51% more energy efficient than a typical Durango home built to code


Project Description

This beautiful custom home sits on a 35 acre parcel in a private, gated community west of Durango.  It was designed and oriented to optimize the spectacular La Plata views. The homeowners worked long distance with the MHB team from design through completion on this beautiful custom build. 

“As a commercial architect with more than 30 years experience building projects throughout the western US and internationally, I have met and worked with dozens of different contractors, from large to small.  A working and real commitment to timeliness, communication, follow-through and integrity are key factors in ultimate success and satisfaction.  Greg and Hunter embody those characteristics completely.

Quality of construction and energy efficiency are key factors in building and owning a home.  MH is the only builder in the valley that truly practices green building techniques and EnergyStar certification.  It really does matter in getting a home that minimizes energy costs and increases the day-to-day comfort in living in the home.

While most owners getting started in selecting a contractor and building their home are not thinking of ever selling, appraisals and ongoing market value are important in feeling good about what undoubtedly is a large investment.  Greg, Hunter and their team focus their entire attention in building a very high quality home that provides a solid investment return. Professional in their handling of subs and vendors, personal and a joy to work with in all aspects from assisting in site selection, pre-construction, construction and handling the house turn over.  Our home, while shoe-horned onto very demanding site, was completed under their budget estimate (yes, we added items and finishes on our side) and more than a month early. I highly recommend you compare Mantell-Hecathorn to the competition.  I am sure you will find them best in class.”

James & Mary R