Mountain Vista Project

The planning is done, the builder is selected, and the design is finalized – what’s next?  The best way to answer this question is to show you.  We have a current project that began just a couple months ago named Mountain Vista.  Over the coming months we will periodically update our website’s news section about the projects current status, projected schedule, and what the homeowners are currently selecting and working on.  This will help you better understand what to expect during the construction process.

We first met the owners of the Mountain Vista project in the fall of 2011.  A year and a half later, we broke ground on their lot in May 2013.

Family Ground Breaking Ceremony

Family Ground Breaking Ceremony

Foundation Block Layed

Foundation Block Layed







Since ground breaking, we’ve battled rain.  A typical June / July has an average of 8 inches of rain.  This year we have received 18 inches.

In order to recoup some lost time, we’ve had two crews simultaneously work on framing the home.  In the last few weeks, we’ve framed the basement stud walls, installed the 1st floor trusses, set the exterior log walls and installed the 2nd floor heavy timber system.  The homeowners are currently working on selecting exterior window colors and will soon be selecting roofing shingles, stain colors, and exterior doors.


Second Floor Prep

Second Floor Prep

Logs Stacked

Logs Stacked







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Product Spotlight – Praxis

The Powell Group is able to purchase high quality tubs and showers from Praxis Companies at wholesaler rates.  We gladly pass these savings onto our clients.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Hamilton Bathware line of tubs and showers from Praxis Companies is made out of their patented “Century Stone” solid surface technology.  Century Stone is a strong, long lasting, seamless, non porous product that comes with a ten year warranty.


CS Solid Surface FINAL

At 55 millimeters thick, Century Stone is hardly comparable to a typical gelcoat which is 18 millimeters thick.  Several of our current home owners have opted to use Century Stone products in lieu of custom built tile showers.




Century Stone offers 8 colors in the “Naturals” finish and three colors in the “Solids” finish.  The featured photos show a whirlpool tub and a tub/shower combo in cotton seed color.  They are from a home that we will be finishing in the next couple weeks.





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New Home Design


Created as a promotional design, The Dogwood offers spacious one level living.

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The large fixed glass panels and double sliding doors in the rear of the home quickly frame the mountain view to anyone who enters the front door.  The exceptionally open central living area receives added volume from cathedral ceilings with heavy timber accents.  With a two tier island, the kitchen serves as an eat-in; or there is ample room for a dinning table adjacent to the kitchen.  The private master suite and the second bedroom both open onto a shed porch.  The utility room has a gable porch that could serve as a breezeway connector to a future garage.

Dogwood Printable Preliminary Plans

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