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Delicious Eats South East Idaho: The Cocoa Bean

At Sage Leaf Group Architecture and Realty in Idaho Falls I declare a new tradition, and that is… 1. Finish a big project…. 2.Reward the crew with some Cocoa Bean cupcakes. I have every right to set traditions as co-owner  in Sage Leaf Group; I do important stuff,...

Citizen Architect

This months #architalks series asks the question, "What is a citizen architect?" I recently read an article published a few years ago about what it means to be an American. Taking the words and changing them to relate directly to architecture is informative and...

Freaky Floorplan Friday

Winchester House I have to admit, I don't actually have the floorplans for this building, nevertheless, in the spirit of Halloween, today's Friday Floorplan will feature the Winchester House. William Winchester was the treasurer of the Winchester Repeating Arms...

Friday Floorplan – Trentham

Trentham Floorplan Friday! This is a modern farmhouse. It's a beautiful form of eye candy and its fun to imagine what life would be like living here. The house was designed to mix into the elements that it is surrounded by, corrugated sheds, and a barn wood finish....

Floorplan Friday- Micro-Yuan’er

Its Micro Friday Floorplan! Every week as I'm reading articles looking at my clients inspiration boards, their pinterest pins, and houzz portfolios I am constantly looking for that one floorplan that just pops out at me. This week it is a more different floorplan than...

Whats a Butterfly Roof?

A focus on butterfly roof's. A bit different than our normal Friday Floorplan. However, its not because of a lack of effort on our part. We searched for a long time to find a floorplan that we liked that had a butterfly roof. We just didn’t have any luck. You may be...

Friday Floorplan- Cold Springs Crossing

Cold Springs Crossing- what a beautiful facade! ... Architects! We know that its floorplan Friday and that we should be providing a floorplan. Instead, there's this beauty. In our defense we were looking for a floorplan, its just that when you come across a beautiful...

Wagon Days: Ketchum/Sun Valley Idaho

Beautiful Sun Valley- I love vacations, and by extension I love resort towns. Any time and money spent making memories with the sheer objective of having fun is going to have my full support. I know not everyone values the expense of a vacation, let alone a resort...

Floorplan Friday- Mother in law suite

Todays Friday Floorplan feautures a mother-in-law suite. Why? Lately as I've been looking around at homes, touring homes, selling homes etc., I've noticed that a common feature, or rather a frequent feature is either a mother in law suite or a double master. I'm...

Lawn Care Guide (Infographic)

With the change of weather here in Idaho Falls, savvy homeowners start thinking about how to care for their lawns before the winter comes. As a newer homeowner, I can honestly say I have no idea what I should do... but that's okay because Brett Janes at "Good to be...

Broadway Building- Friday Floorplan

This project is a bit to large scale for Idaho Falls, however, I kept coming back to it so I thought I should share it. The Broadway Building is located in Seattle WA and was designed by Studio Meng Strazzara in 2010. Its actually a mixed use building and contains...

Friday Floorplan- The Nelson

Friday Floorplan- The Nelson Multi-generational housing is becoming a thing. This is an interesting floorplan Friday to meet the needs of today's consumers. It was developed for the boomerang and sandwich generation, or adults with kids who move back and aging parents...

Friday Floorplan – River Road

This Friday Floorplan is another "tiny house." It comes from architect Nir Pearlson and comes in at 800 square feet. In addition to being a great home this tiny house would make a great little cabin get away! Note the butterfly roof, we've talked about these before....

Questions to Ask Your Architect

Ask Your Architect We aren't always a the right fit for our clients, so we came up with a list of questions to ask as they interview us and other architects.Every architect brings their own combination of skills, expertise, interests, and values to their projects....

Most Popular Home Features of 2015

Fireplaces of all kinds were quite popular in 2015. Of course who doesn't love fireplaces (from the son of a chimney sweep). Everyone loves fire- check out some other interesting statistics! Realtor.com ranked the 20 most common home features as mentioned in their...