2017 | Residential Buildings | 1st Place

Carl Hostetler
Built By:
Ideal Construction Company of Northern Indiana Inc
South Bend
Building use, importance, and newsworthiness:

This structure will be used as a private residence. The interior is finished with ash wood that the owner harvested on his own property. The ash wood boards are used on the ceilings, loft floor and all interior trims.

Unique features:

13KW thin film solar panels on the roof, (4) roof dormers and cupola, interior ash wood finishes, in-ground exercise pool in great room, 12' porch w/cedar posts and stamped concrete floor, 36'x30' open loft area with ash wood railing. HVAC is Geo-thermal. This home is totally electric to take advantage of the 13KW solar panel system.

Post-frame advantage:

The owner wanted the post frame design for the extra energy value it created.

Cost per Sq. Ft.:


Duration to complete:

176 Days