The Ridge Guest Home
The Ridge Guest Home
Black Hills, SD
640 sq. ft.
Dick Knecht
John Neisner
Dick Knecht
Scott Smith

Architect Dick Knecht’s idea of this home recognizes the convenience, sustainability, and environmentally sound options conveyed throughout the structure. Nestled within the hills amongst a forest of ponderosa pines, the environmentally friendly home fits well with its surroundings. The rustic appeal with a modern twist adds an earthy gesture to the theme of the home.

Project Description

This little gem is a cozy cabin perched on the edge of the hill it blends into. The cabin includes small kitchen and eating area, living room, one bath and loft. An open floor plan gives the feeling of a roomier home. It’s a place for rest and relaxation, whether it’s by the fireplace or out on the back covered patio. Custom Homes by J Scull in Rapid City, SD specializes in LEED Certified Homes in the Rapid City and Black Hills area.

*This home is a LEED Certified Home. LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”. The certification means the home was designed and constructed in accordance with the guidelines of the LEED for Homes green building certification program. LEED certification for an LEED certified home is based on a points system that revolves around optimizing performance in 5 major areas; energy efficiency, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, material selection, and site development.

The home features an array of environmentally friendly options:
  • Energy Star Rated light fixtures in 95 percent of home
  • Rainwater and gray water harvesting system to capture water for flushing toilets and watering landscape
  • Recycled snow-fence boards used for the siding
  • Tankless hot water heaters
  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • Local stone used for masonry work

J. Scull Construction Service Inc. • 803 Industrial Avenue
Rapid City, SD 57702 • 605.342.2379 F 605.342.8568

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