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Energy Efficiency made Simple

The Lee Residence Project

Introducing The Lee Residence Project, where dreams become reality with Build SMART. Just like farmer Ray Kinsella, who built a baseball field in the middle of a corn patch, Chris and Judy Lee had a vision of creating their dream house right in the heart of their corn field.

At Build SMART, we believe that no dream is too ambitious or unconventional. With our innovative approach to construction, we can turn any vision into a stunning reality. The Lee Residence Project exemplifies this philosophy, showcasing how Build SMART can bring your dream home to life, even in the most unexpected locations.

Embrace the inspiration of farmer Ray Kinsella and the Lees as you explore how Build SMART can transform your vision into a breathtaking home, no matter where your imagination takes you.

The cost to build vs. the cost to live

On the surface it seems reasonable for people designing and building a new home to strive for the largest home their building site and budget can accommodate. Or is it?

It depends on whether your focus is on the cost to build OR the cost to live.

Homes that feature more square feet of conditioned space are subject to higher property taxes, and higher utility bills. Then there’s the cost of furnishing and maintaining square footage that may only get occasional use.

In the custom housing market today the trend is moving away from building bigger to building better. And as you build better houses -flexible living spaces that provide more comfortable, more energy efficient living conditions – the foot print of a new home tends to shrink.

So while your initial cost to build a 3000+ square foot house to code, vs. a higher performing 2500 square foot house may not decrease, your ongoing cost to live does.

Better built homes reward you with better health, lower taxes, reduced heating and cooling bills and reduced ongoing maintenance for the life of the home. These contribute to a higher quality of life.

So as you struggle to fit you dream home into a budget you can afford, remember that the challenge of funding the cost to build should be short lived. But the rewards of building better can last a lifetime.



Walton, ON

Project Type

Single Family


2 stories, 2,160 square feet

Air Changes Per Hour


Project Profile Sheet

Blakestyle Design & Drafting Architecture

DJ Henry Homes and Renovations Construction

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