Project Details

  • Size: 1,750 sqft built in 2011 with a 1,900 sqft addition in 2017
  • Design-Build By Mantell-Hecathorn Builders and Reynolds Ash and Associates
  • 6-month build time
  • HERS score: 61
  • 39% more energy efficient than a typical Durango home built to code

Project Description

Designed to focus on the beautiful views of the La Plata Mountains by RLA Architects and custom built by Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, this home obtained an NAHB Green Building Gold Level certification- it was the second such certification in Southwest Colorado. Built on 35 acres, this home not only features spectacular mountain views, lots of wildlife, and a peaceful atmosphere but a HERS rating of 61 that will save the homeowner an estimated 39% in utility costs as well as create a healthier, more comfortable and durable home. Attention to detail is evident in the finish work and the long-term durability construction techniques of Mantell-Hecathorn Builders.

Greg and Hunter built a custom vacation home for us and we couldn't be happier with the results. We received personal attention throughout the process. The end product was a high quality, energy efficient, beautiful mountain home that we will enjoy now and into retirement. Being 300+ miles away from the construction meant that we needed to place a lot of trust in our builder. We couldn't have chosen anyone better than Greg and Hunter. Integrity isn't a given in the construction business. We feel lucky to have selected Mantell-Hecathorn as our builder, and even luckier to be able to call the Mantell-Hecathorns our friends.


-Steve V. & Chris G.