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The “Dream Home” project need not be a daunting task. Once the perfect homesite has been carefully selected and purchased, in the hands of a reputable builder this project becomes an exciting journey. To avoid the stressful and overwhelming components of such a large endeavor, establishing a partnership with the right builder is essential.

Often I am asked for recommendations of local design-build firms whose quality of craftsmanship and organization stand apart. In an area such as Tahoe where new construction abounds, I have collected enough feedback that I may confidently recommend Jude Gavigan of In House Builders for such a project.

In House Builders focuses on creating contemporary masterpieces with a focus on energy efficiency and clean organic lines to provide Mountain Modern flare. The simplistic detailing of their designs focuses on the bold and raw structural elements of the home, while also providing functional spaces that the entire family will enjoy. It is all about the little details with In House Builders, such as the idea that you should be able to walk into any room in the house and not have to turn on a light during the daytime. These small details set them apart and bring the serene mountain beauty of the Sierras indoors.

Working with Gavigan on their Dream Home in Gray’s Crossing, my clients expressed that,”We felt involved in the design process to just the right degree to feel an emotional connection and pride in the end result without feeling stressed to make decisions without the right information, experience or know-how. Jude took the time to really get to know our sense of style and real-world purpose and I’m sure that made the process more fun and efficient for us all… Taking in our finished home now, everything feels bespoke and deeply thought-through, whether it’s the hand-crafted details of key design elements or the systems and infrastructure of the home.”

In House Builders considers the clients’ vision for their Dream Home the most important element of construction, which is why they encourage clients to engage in the build process at an early stage, to claim ownership in the choice of materials and finishes to ensure only the highest sense of satisfaction in the end.

In summary, it is the innovative, cutting-edge design and craftsmanship behind the work of In House Builders complimented by superior service put this design firm among the top in the Tahoe-Truckee area.


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A Recent Design and Construction by In House Builders – Gray’s Crossing; Truckee, CA                            4 bed | 3.5 bath | 3,200 sq.ft.

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To contact Jude Gavigan of In House Builders:
PO Box 3802
Truckee, CA 96160