July, 2016
Crimson Bluffs July 18th Construction Update

Crimson Bluffs July 18th Construction Update

Here are some updated construction photos from July 18th. The large steel/polycarbonate awning and the railing system are now complete at the Crimson Bluffs Home. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this quality project. We’re thrilled with the results!

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Completed eastern deck railing, south side small polycarbonate awning, and large entryway awning.


Custom designed and fabricated steel and polycarbonate awning. This type of awning has many functions: 1) Rain and snow shed off the roof and away from the main entry door. 2) Harsh UV rays are broken down by the polycarbonate, protecting the deck and entryway. 2) Light is broken down some by the poolycarbonate, but still illuminates the entryway and enters through the glass door. This creates a bright and welcoming entryway rather than a gloomy one. This light will also be shared into the office, which is on the other side of the mudroom. 3) The welded steel has a lower profile than wood, so has a sleek and modern aesthetic.




Note that the home’s upper awning windows are open for passive cooling. It was in the mid 90’s outside, yet the home was naturally at a perfect temperature.


The deck provides a cool and shady place to rest on a hot summer’s day.


The deck and railing came out great!

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Custom designed and fabricated steel railing system with cable rail.

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Brad’s deck came out great. There still needs to be infill around the home, deck, and driveway, so this deck won’t be as tall.

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We love the modern aesthetic of these polycarbonate awnings that we design.




Crimson  Bluffs July 12th Construction Update

Crimson Bluffs July 12th Construction Update

The construction of the Crimson Bluffs Home in Townsend is nearing completion! The finish details are being worked on now: finish carpentry, plumbing and lighting fixtures, deck railing, polycarbonate awning, and custom built cabinets. The interior of the home looks and feels amazing with panoramic views of the Missouri River and surrounding mountains. Stay tuned for more interior pictures…


Fun with angles. Fun with rustic metal and wood.




Fresh snow in the mountains in mid July… Montana!


Eastern deck provides amazing views of the Missouri River. The roof overhang provides a shady and cool place to relax outside for most of the day. Railing to be built soon.






Entry deck and pocket windows. There will be a polycarbonate awning over the entry door.


We love designing these polycarbonate awnings! They do so much for both the aesthetic and function of the home.






This photo was taken first thing in the morning with the eastern light shining in. However, for most of the day the interior was cool and comfortable, yet bright, but with no direct light shining in. The overhangs and passive cooling are keeping the home naturally cool even though it was a hot, sunny day. Correct passive solar design naturally keeps the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.


Master bathroom almost complete!


Walk-in master shower


Greenovision consults on cabin repainting project

In Spring 2016 we worked on a repainting/metal fascia consultation for a summer cabin. This is the same cabin (not a Greenovision design) that we provided consultation for in 2015 for a leaky roof and metal roofing project (more on that consultation and successful problem solving here). This time around the owners were further maintaining their cabin by protecting the wood fascia boards with metal fascia and by repainting for the first time in over 20 years. A local painting company and builder were hired to do this labor, but Greenovision was brought in to help choose new paint and metal fascia colors.

We created a number of different Photoshop computer renderings to mock up a cohesive paint scheme. First, we had to choose a metal fascia color that would look well with the sage green metal roofing (the fascia was only available in select colors). Then we had to choose siding and trim colors that would compliment the fascia and roof.


This cabin desperately needed to be repainted to increase the longevity of the exterior materials. The original paint color was a sandy color that had faded so much it appeared to be gray.


Creating Photoshop renderings of various paint schemes is a tricky art, but provides valuable information and helped us to choose the final scheme. The painting crew and metal fascia installer both did excellent work. We agree with the owners that the new colors are beautiful!