About Us

Jeff, Shelly, and Maddy (about 15 years ago.) I'm the one with the horns.

Jeff, Shelly, and Maddy (about 15 years ago.) I'm the one with the horns.

We're Jeff & Shelly and we're building this house. This site is a place to share what we learned building our home and to help others who are looking to build theirs. If you find something of interest of value, please share it.

Our Story

We've been married and living in Park City for the last fifteen years (I moved from NYC. Shelly's actually been living in Park City since college.) and a few years ago we decided that we wanted something with a little more elbow room where we could occasionally keep our horses if we wanted and where we needed a riding lawn mower (Maddy loves those riding lawn mowers). Shelly set herself the task of finding us a new abode and found a Realtor (Todd).

For the next two years we (Shelly) looked at houses all around Park City. Shelly's parents live in Silver Creek (Park City) where her siblings grew up so she had a plethora of local's knowledge about where we might next set up shop. Shelly also has two sisters and their families who live in Heber so she was pretty familiar with Heber Valley as well, especially since we'd moved our horses there from Park City a few years ago. 

Shelly broached the idea of moving to Heber a couple of times but I was none too keen on the idea. I like Park City and I drive to Salt Lake pretty often and didn't like the thought of increasing my commute. After almost three years and looking at pretty much every available listing, we decided that we should build what we wanted since we weren't going to find it if we didn't. So, we started talking to builders and interviewing architects.

Now I can make a decision and live with it, but I like to have all of the information available. Unfortunately, when you're building a house, everyone you speak to has an agenda and a financial interest in your decision. It's incredibly difficult to get the information you need to make clear and unencumbered decisions that are in your best interest.  

To build the house we wanted we poured four years of our life into thinking about, designing, building, and ensuring that every corner, post and stone made both design and financial sense. We learned a great deal about how to get the home you want without just throwing money at it... and we made this site to share what we learned (and continue to learn) along the way.


Walking through this house just makes you happy.
— Jake Allen, Park City Showcase Of Homes

What We've Achieved

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