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Keith Homes Wins again at BAMP Housing Excellence Awards

Keith Homes won two housing excellence awards for the third year in a row at the 2015 Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) dinner on December 10th. Both winning homes were in the Green Building/ Energy Efficient categories.

Matt and Kim Keith at the 2015 BAMP Awards.

Matt and Kim Keith at the 2015 BAMP Awards.

In the Green/ Energy Efficient Home under $500,000 category, the winning home was a Cottonwood style home with four bedrooms and a spacious main level featuring a gourmet kitchen and a formal dining room. Independently tested by a third party, the house earned a HERS score of 43 and is certified Energy Star 3. To meet current building codes, a home’s HERS score must be below 100. To meet the Energy Star standard, a house must score less than 80. Every Keith Home exceeds the Energy Star standard. This year our houses had the best scores we have ever had and we continue to strive to improve further with each home we build. With a HERS score of 43, the owner of this home can expect to see energy savings of $1,078 per year over the typical NEW home, and $1,616 per year over the typical existing home.

Best Green/ Energy Efficient home under $500k- the Cottonwood

In the Green/Energy Efficient Home under $850,000 category, the winning home is a custom-built Colonial with over 3,500 square feet of living space. It’s HERS score of 45 and it’s energy efficient features and construction techniques mean that the owners of this home can look forward to spending half as much on their utility bills as similar homes not built to our high standard.

The award-winning Green/Energy Efficient Home under $850k

The award-winning Green/Energy Efficient Home under $850k

2015 Pittsburgh Festival of Homes


Visit Keith Homes during the Pittsburgh Festival of Homes

Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th, from 12pm to 5pm

Tour our latest model home and see our newly released lots

265 Timberline Drive, Washington, PA 15301


Exit 15 off of Interstate I-70

Right at Second Light onto Franklin Farms Road

Right at Second Light onto Route 18 South/ Park Avenue

After 0.7 miles, turn right onto Sycamore Lane (Sycamore Reserve)

Take second right onto Timberline Drive

Open House is at 265 Timberline Drive, the last house on the road on the left


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The Luxury of Enough

I recently read an article in Custom Home magazine about architect Sarah Nettleton called “Simple Pleasures”. The entire article can be read here.

Custom Home Spring 2015

The article resonated because Ms. Nettleton focuses on “the luxury of enough” in her design, which boils down to “asking what is really important, what’s authentic. It’s about the experience of living in the house, not just about what it looks like.” Continue reading