Vera Vista Homes is your first stop to discovering a luxurious, low-maintenance, stress-free structure to call home. In fact, we designed the company out of a desire to create avant-garde, chic, structurally superior homes that are affordable, environmentally friendly, energy efficient and suitable for all climates, terrains and cultures. Vera Vista Homes inspire you to enjoy nature’s beauty and light by merging indoor and outdoor living.
We were in need of multiple designs – from small cabins to a large lodge – for the development of a mountain resort. The designs had to offer great value that extends beyond the affordable price into stylish, easy upkeep, high-quality, worry-free living.
Realizing that people appreciate the warmth of wood interiors, fireplaces, decks and views of breathtaking scenery, we wanted to include all of these in our designs. We also wanted to create a calm, peaceful oasis where people can live in balance with nature with no distractions or worries of maintenance. Imagine yourself in a peaceful, serene place where you can relish the tranquility and simplicity of life – untroubled and undisturbed by work associated with homeownership. We want you to live high on lifestyle and low on upkeep.
One of the shortcomings of both conventional and log home building is the high cost in maintenance due to weather and insects. After researching many alternatives, we have designed steel and glass homes that are built with renewable green products on the interiors and enduring, eco-friendly materials on the exteriors.
Both steel and glass can be recycled continuously without loss of quality, strength or purity. According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, each year North American steelmaking furnaces consume nearly 70 million tons of domestic steel scrap in the production of new steel. By using steel scrap to make new steel, the North American steel industry conserves energy, emissions, raw materials and natural
Glass is 100 percent recyclable and made from readily-available domestic materials, such as sand, soda ash, limestone and cullet, the industry term for furnace-ready recycled glass. For every ton of glass recycled, more than a ton of raw materials is saved. Recycled glass is substituted for up to 70 percent of raw materials used in making new glass.
American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) first coined the term organic architecture when describing how his architecture integrated form and function to create a harmonious blend of interior and exterior environments. Vera Vista Homes follows Wright’s practice of organic architecture by melding the beauty of elements found in nature with materials used inside our homes. Our homes fuse comfortable outdoor and warm and relaxing indoor living spaces that are separated only by a glass barrier, which can be opened up in many of our models. This allows for large light-filled spaces with high ceilings and expansive, uninterrupted views with maximum strength and flexibility of design.
You will enjoy the natural light that floods every room and the savings of cutting artificial lighting use to a minimum. Glass is also a wonderful solar heating product, keeping your home warm with southern exposure.
Our homes meet or exceed fire, wind, earthquake and thermal resistance standards set by international building codes, which in turn keeps your energy costs low. In fact, structurally and thermally, Vera Vista Homes exceed the International Building Code.
Whether you are interested in a small cabin, large home, granny pods, backyard lounge or a magnificent lodge, we hope you will enjoy browsing our numerous models. The designs come with exterior color and texture options as well as interior options for floors, walls, ceilings and cabinets. Contact us when you find a floorplan that meets your needs.