Gaines Group Architects
Blue ridge mountain home

Blue Ridge Mountain Home

The Blue Ridge Mountain Home, which backs up to the parkway, is now framed, and the roof trusses were being installed when we last visited. This single-level home has a detached garage, bonus room over the garage, and an open floor plan, making sure there is plenty of space for...
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Hillcrest House

Hillcrest House

The Hillcrest House is moving into the finishing stages, with the siding started, solar PV installed, and drywall being sanded. This infill home has incredible views and multiple options for hanging out inside and out. The rear double deck with a screened porch will offer many...
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Custom Home

New Home vs. Custom Home

The value of adding someone that has years of training to think through design options to provide the optimized solution for facilitating the life you want to live in that particular place is the obvious answer. (and a really long sentence) However, there is more to the design...
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Harrisonburg Modern House

Modern House on a Hill making progress

custom modern home just outside of Harrisonburg.
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Harrisonburg Custom Home

Modern Custom Home in Harrisonburg

The modern custom home in the woods in Harrisonburg is complete. We invited Andrea Cable Photography to visit this home to document the finished product.  I documented the home process in the past HERE and HERE.  This project was built by Herr and Company. Front Elevation Rear...
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Harrisonburg custom home

Custom Home in the woods finished

The custom home in the woods is finished. See previous post here. We usually photograph our projects before our client moves in, but the timing did not work out on this house. So I ventured out yesterday and interrupted their weekend to get some finished photographs of their...
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Harrisonburg modern custom home

Modern House on a Hill under construction

This luxury custom home continues to make progress in Rockingham County. Our modern house on a hill is under construction. Herr and Company is hard at work bringing this home design into reality. It is always exciting to see your vision put into built form. This custom home in...
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harrisonburg custom farmhouse

Building a Custom Energy-Efficient Home: Where Do You start?

If you are thinking about building a custom energy-efficient home, where do you start? Many will first go to the internet (thanks for reading my blog) to get their information. This is a great place to gather lots of opinions, but be sure you are looking at opinions based on your...
solar pv custom green home

Thinking of building a new home – consider these questions first

If you are thinking of building a new home – you should consider these questions first. 1. What is a typical day for you and your family? What can be done to make things easier and more organized – cubbies, laundry chute, kitchen island? 2. Think about the activities,...

Remember to include the fun when you are building your new home

Remember to include the fun elements when you are building a new home. Don’t just focus on the functional elements for daily life. Include things that you enjoy doing from sports to crafts, from reading to bird watching, from watching tv to working out. in home basketball...