Our latest model is the 8th house we are building on an infill lot in the area we live in, a Medina neighborhood. Infill lots are sites in established communities that offer access to existing amenities (in this case, a great location with quiet streets, parks, trails, and a neighborhood boat access to Lake Independence). If you are considering an infill lot, you may be aware they can also present some challenges, but we have the experience to help you navigate them. Although many of our projects involve more traditional stick-framing, this home features an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) shell from the footings to the rafters. Homes built with ICF walls require about 44% less energy to heat and 32% less energy to cool than a comparable wood-framed house. Our clients love ICF homes because of their energy efficiency and because they are quiet, comfortable, structurally safe, and durable. As a NARI Certified Professional, we applied universal design principles in the planning of this home. The universal design focuses on making homes safe and accessible for everyone, regardless of age, physical ability, or stature, ensuring a lifetime of comfort. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath open floor plan has over 1600 square feet on the main level (including a laundry room) and nearly 1400 additional square feet in the walk-out lower level. These photos show the ICF process as it progresses, and we’ll be adding to them as the interior finishing approaches. If you have questions about this model or want to build your own custom home, we want to hear from you!