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Learning From Builders

As an architect and REALTOR I read a lot of different content related to both industries. Sometimes that gives me some insight into the other industry altogether. This is on one of those cases. In a recent poll among builders they were asked which features they would...

Friday Floorplan The Gamble House

This home was designed in 1908 by Greene & Greene Architects for a winter residence of David and Mary Gamble. It is one of the most detailed homes you will ever find. You couldn’t build this same home today with these finishes. The house utilizes a large variety...

Friday Floorplan Hajdo House

Its really hard to as an architect to not come out so visually oriented. Looking at most of my posts over the past year and likely todays post as well is more picture then it is words. This home is pretty sweet. The mixture of wood and stone alone make it a great...

Idaho Falls Snow Loads

It’s true that it does sometimes snow here in Idaho. And perhaps more than that it blows- which causes drifting. This can create uneven loads on our buildings. Whether you’re looking to design, or buy a new home watch out for things that may cause drifting which could...

Loft Style

I can't help but be awe inspired when I walk through IKEA's demo apartments whenever I get over to them. I love the idea of utlizing great design to overcome small space. Today's floorplan is one such inspired design. This loft style apartment was designed by Yulia...

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year! We know! Goals always come at the beginning of the year and we don't want to hear about them anymore. We are already trying to forget them and its only the tenth of January. At Sage Leaf Group we actually really love setting goals. We are not sure if...

How much does it cost to build?

Cost to build (click this link to follow along with this article cost-to-build) Surprise! It costs money to build, thats probably not really a surprise but it probably costs more than you think it does. There are a lot of different cost and expenses that are involved...

Good Eats South East Idaho: Rupes Burgers

Rupes’ Burgers My parents moved from Idaho Falls to Blackfoot a little more than ten years ago. My mom arguably makes the best breads and soups in the area, so we don’t often eat out when we go visit them. Occasionally, we will pick up pizza or burritos and even for a...

Should you Rent or Buy?

As we start a new year some of us may be asking whether we should continue to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this boat I can't emphasize enough how amazing this tool from the New York Times works. You go through an enter how much of a home you are...

Stairs- Friday Floorplan

Is it okay that I am coveting these stairs? In reality I'm only profiling the house because of the stairs which is crazy. Generally, I view stairs as a necessary evil because they use a lot of space. In this case the stairway is an extremely functional room where I...

Closing Costs… Put Your Wallets Away.

Actually, keep them out but maybe don't be so quick to open them up. Smart consumers know the rule, if you are looking for a service you should get three bids. So why does it feel different when shopping for a home loan? For starters the process is a bit arduous, a...

Delicious Eats South East Idaho: The Cellar

For my birthday this year, there was only one restaurant I was interested in going to in Idaho Falls. And that place was none other than The Cellar. What’s to love? The Cellar has atmosphere, which I am noticing is pretty darn important to me. I like the cozy feeling,...

Good Eats South East Idaho: Tandoori Oven

“I want an authentic local restaurant to eat at tonight!” I heard myself tell my Sister-in-law. I was staying in Logan for some pre-holiday fun two years ago. She took me to a gas station, “This is the restaurant?” I questioned. Walking inside, I found half the...

Idaho Falls Passiv House

Have you ever heard about passiv house? By the way that is the correct spelling. Passive is referring to how the house takes care of itself. Passive rather than Active in terms of its heating, cooling, lighting, comfort levels. The house is much, much more self...

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,...