Modern Tranquility

This modern 4,082-square foot home boasts the latest energy-efficiency strategies and a lower carbon footprint. Illustrating the true meaning of teamwork and collaboration, With The Grain, Natural Dwellings Architecture, and the homeowner worked in harmony to blend years of experience with new technologies to create a dream retirement home.

The home features a tight air envelope with 1.52 Air Changes per Hour (ACH), a robust insulation package, polished concrete floors, triple-paned windows, and a live roof above the entryway.

“Building our retirement and family dream home in Alta, Wyoming, was our reward after four decades of work, savings discipline, and 37 years of marriage and family teamwork. We wanted to enjoy the process; it had to go well. I knew what “well” meant as I spent my 40-year career in commercial building, so I was looking for a “Builder’s Builder.” Adding further to the difficulty was the long-distance trust and communication factor. Our primary residence was in Philadelphia, 1,600 miles away from our building site. We couldn’t be there every day to watch the process. We needed a builder who not only cared and was up-to-date with the latest in building science, but we needed a builder who could communicate well over the phone and email, and one we could trust. We found that whole package in Kurt Mitchell of With the Grain. We had a great experience; we love our home, and we now call the Mitchell family great friends. Kurt and his team at With the Grain have our 100% confidence and recommendation.”

Joe & Dot Burns