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New Home Breaks Ground on South Main

by November 1, 2011 » Add the first comment.

June 2012 UPDATE: 908 South Main is complete! View the portfolio gallery of the finished home.   We’re excited to have the next South Main Building Company home under construction at 908 South Main Street. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath masonry home comes in at an efficient 1,570 square feet. “South Main is a long-term vision [...] Read more »

Sundance Brings 1st Solar Panels to South Main

by April 22, 2011 » Add the second comment.
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True to their name, Sundance Sheepskin and Leather has installed South Main’s first solar panels- and just in time for Earth Day! Sundance’s Jean Anderson says they estimate that the 3.5 KW photovoltaic array will generate around 80% of the buildings electrical use, and they’re expecting a 12-15 year payback on the investment. Combined with [...] Read more »

Sundance Sheepskin & Leather Comes to South Main

by February 18, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Whether it’s a delivery of freshly-foraged Porcini mushrooms, a pair of toasty-warm sheepskin mittens and slippers for Heron or some incredibly sweet tomatoes grown in their Guffey solarium, I always come away from the Sundance family with something to be happy about, something high quality from a local source. So needless to say, we are [...] Read more »

Energy Star Has Upped the Ante and We’re on Board

by January 28, 2011 » Add more comments.
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With home energy usage accounting for 17% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, South Main has always embraced green building as an important element of what makes the neighborhood sustainable. Particularly in our colder climate, a well-insulated, tight building envelope is crucial.

How is South Main Sustainable? Intro to a Series

by December 7, 2010 » Add more comments.

Last night I was reading David Brower’s Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run. This is a guy who founded the Sierra Club and The League of Conservation Voters, helped prevent the damming of the Grand Canyon, and was designated by the New York Times as ‘the most effective conservation activist in the world.’ [...] Read more »

Construction Update: 7 New Homes Move Forward

by October 15, 2010 » Add more comments.
South Main Construction Update-5

I thought this Friday afternoon would be a good time to give an update on the construction progress of 7 new homes in South Main. I’ll start with the projects at the earliest stage and progress to those nearing completion. Four of these homes are located on River Park Road; it’s very exciting for us [...] Read more »

Take a Photo Tour of The Courtyard Home

by August 26, 2010 » Add more comments.
Mantel Piece and Structural Arch

Reclaimed wood flooring and beams, outdoor fireplaces, custom tile panels, a third story cupola with river views, traditional stucco- all of these details are coming together on South Main Building Company’s ‘Courtyard Home’ on Swift Circle. Here’s a photographic tour of the progress. There will be three apartments in the home that will be South [...] Read more »

New Wave of Construction Continues on River Park Road

by August 9, 2010 » Add more comments.
South Elevation, 1000 River Park Road, South Main Neighborhood, Buena Vista, Colorado

Not long ago we announced a new wave of construction on River Park Road. On Friday, South Main Building Company broke ground on the second home of the ‘new wave,’ a 3-bedroom Kenny Craft design at 1000 River Park Road. Owners Jeff and Jenifer Hoffman have frequented Buena Vista for outdoor activities like back country [...] Read more »

From Boulders to Buildings

by May 20, 2010 » Add the second comment.

An answer starts with a question. The question? Can and should we be splitting these enormous boulders all over South Main into something useful? Having just returned from Europe and seeing some of the most amazing architecture in the world, plus listening to the audio book The Pillars of the Earth on the trip, you [...] Read more »