2008 Small Residential
2nd Runner Up

Forest Studio, designed and built by owners Amy Stone and John Rutherford, is great example of how ICFs work just as well for small residences as they do for larger ones. Built adjacent to the Santa Fe National Forest, the home is accessible only by a dirt road. The home, studio, courtyard walls, and outbuildings were all carefully designed to match block dimensions. 

Project Statistics 

Location: Outside Santa Fe, New Mexico
Type: Private home/Art studio
Size: 1,100 sq. ft. (floor)
ICF Use: 5,140 sq ft. (100% of exterior walls plus courtyard, workshop, and roof insulation)
Cost: $180 per sq. ft.
Total Construction: Oct. ‘05 to Sept. ‘06

Construction Team 

Owner: Amy Stone
Architect: Verde Design Group/Amy Stone
General Contractor: Amy Stone
ICF Installer: Amy Stone
ICF System: Nudura

Fast Facts 

• Featured in several national magazines 

• Featured on TV “Renovation Nation” with Steve Thomas

• Prompted use of NUDURA in local Habitat home

• Recognized as “Green Home of the Year” by Green Home New Mexico

1 Comment

  1. Elizabeth Celio

    I would like info on how to build a house like this. Do you build tiny houses?


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