Blue Ridge Mountain Home Building is an exciting and challenging experience. The natural beauty of this area is one of its biggest draws. When working with Duermit Development, we don’t stop at house plans, we consider land planning and sustainability when building your dream home with you. It’s and important step in our design approach.
We plan our homes to become an integral part of the land on which they are situated. When viewed, each one seems like a natural part of its surroundings. Even so, visual appearances are not the only consideration. The feel and comfort levels of living in a house are also vitally important. Many days and hours are spent studying natural factors such as topography, orientation to the sun, wind direction, drainage and other microenvironmental factors. Few challenges are as complex or involve as many varied people as building a fine, well- built home. The ability to organize this diverse group of subcontractors and ensure quality work is critical. Mike’s Masters Degree in Land Planning and years of experience building in this unique part of the country make him particularly knowledgeable in this area.
Starting from the footers up, we build a well- built home. As Mike says, “You don’t want to get the sizzle without the steak.” Our definition of a well- built home is one that not only looks amazing to the untrained eye, but a home that, if Master Carpenter – Norm Abram had a time machine, could be looked at in 100 years, and still be sound and strong in a distant future episode of “This Old House.” A gracious home is one thing, but a well- built gracious home is another-and we strive for excellence in all aspects of the building process-not just aesthetics.