Lost Creek Phoenix

// 2,914 sf

Project Highlights

Our client had not planned to build a custom home, but life had other plans. When her previous home was destroyed in a fire, she knew she wanted to stay on the same land. So she embraced our design-build process and together we envisioned a new home with a more modern twist, one she felt would be a truer reflection of her values and personality.

To match her style, we emphasized modern yet comfortable features and finishes, as well as energy efficiency and sustainability. (The house has a HERS Index Score of 1 – zero is the best score, but average new homes have a 100.) The new home also included a safe room. As the house went up, it symbolized something even greater. It was a phoenix rising from the ashes.

This home was honored as a 2018 Department of Energy Housing Innovation Winner.>

Features and Benefits

  • Uses renewable energy
    • 100% solar powered

  • Maximizes Energy and water efficiency
    • Zero Energy Ready Home™ Certified
    • ENERGY STAR® Certified
    • HERS Index Score 1 (the lower the better – and new homes built to code average 100)
    • Passive solar design
    • Advanced framing + spray foam insulation
    • Reflective galvalume Class IV metal roof
    • 16 SEER air source heat pump with programmable thermostats
    • Tankless water heater
    • Xeriscaping (low-water landscaping)
    • 1,500-gallon rainwater collection system

  • Promotes indoor air quality/avoids common chemicals
    • Indoor AirPLUS Certified
    • All low or no-VOC paints, stains, and adhesives
    • formaldehyde-free cabinets
    • Non-toxic pest control


  • Square Footage: 2,914
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5