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Boise Residential Design Firm Gravitas Awarded Timber Home Living Top 5 Plans For The Escalante
Gravitas has been awarded the distinction of Timber Home Living’s Top 5 Plans for 2009. Timber Home Living describes Gravitas’ Escalante plan in their April, 2009 issue as “teetering on the cutting edge”.
Timber Home Living goes on to describe the plan: “If showcasing the versatility of timber-home design were a prizefight, The Escalante would come in as a floor plan heavyweight. An arching exterior façade hints at the home’s unique layout. Encompassing every conceivable amenity from covered balconies to an outdoor kitchen to an elevator that’s accessible from the pantry as well as the hallway (making bringing in the groceries from the basement level garage a breeze) to built-in shelving and art niches, this plan is long on sophistication. Three Rumsford fireplaces (the master suite, the recreation room and the balcony) deliver supplemental heat with style, but its’ the savvy use of every square inch that’s sure to warm you up to this amazing design.”
Since its founding in 2001, Gravitas has been designing custom homes throughout the US. The varied body of work covers the spectrum from High Mountain to desert properties. Clients and industry professionals recognize Gravitas for, innovative design, creative solutions, and attention to customer’s needs.
The Gravitas team includes dedicated and talented principals and designers with professional degrees of Architecture. Their experience and education combines many years of commercial and custom home architecture. This includes custom residences throughout the Pacific Northwest, national projects in 27 states, and international projects in Turkey, Norway, Canada, and Japan.
The typical design process brings a client from initial sketches and program ideas through permit drawings for construction. All projects are modeled and presented in 3D for clients to allow for the most complete understanding of forms and spatial relationships.
A goal of Gravitas is to highlight the simplicity of materials, the graceful path of the sun, the comfort of the users, and their movement in and through each space. Final built homes are the individual expression of each of Gravitas’ unique clients.
More information about Gravitas can be found on their website: http://gravitaslc.com
Details on The Escalante can be seen at: http://gravitaslc.com/
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Since its founding Gravitas has been designing custom homes throughout the US. Our varied body of work covers the spectrum from High Mountain to desert properties in log, timber frame, systems built and modern glass and steel.