Durango Parade of Homes 2014 “Best of Show” Winner

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Durango Parade of Homes 2014 “Best of Show” Winner

Skywalker Construction Durango’s leading custom home builder recently won “Best of Show” in the 2014 Parade of Homes.

Skywalker Construction has customized every detail of the McManus Residence, collaborating with local artists and designers to exemplify the type of open floor plan that draws attention to Durango’s eclectic lifestyle. Its lofty, vaulted ceilings and rich custom woodwork, as well as in-floor heating warming the stained concrete floors are just a few of the many features that make this residence extraordinary. Built in the American Craftsman style, this home encourages originality and simplicity, utilizing Eco-Friendly materials sourced locally. The beauty of the surrounding landscape is incorporated with exquisite exterior finishes and spacious decks with custom steel railings.  

The house is nestled on a secluded street near the downtown area and encourages a sense of privacy and solitude. It overlooks Durango’s tree-lined streets and the LaPlata Mountains. The warm feel of the home encourages visitors to settle in and explore its every nook and cranny. If attention to detail makes a home unique, then this home is a distinctive example of a truly custom design.

Come see how Skywalker Construction has made the McManus Residence a remarkable home. You will come away from your visit wishing you could stay.

 Bullet Points of the outstanding features:

  • American Craftsman Style
  • Local, Reclaimed Materials
  • Custom Woodwork
  • Unparalleled Views from a City House
  • Handmade Exterior Decks and Ironwork
  • Unique Floating Wood Staircase
  • Designed by Tim Hanagan of aaha! design studio, Skywalker Construction, and Kim Eisner of Candent Design

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House Demolition Skywalker Construction McManus from Luke Hanson on Vimeo.


About the Author:

Luke Hanson Owner, Skywalker Construction Durango, Colorado Most builders would like a reputation that is as solid as the homes they build and Luke Hanson has achieved just that. Luke has been a resident of Durango, Colorado for 18 years after coming from his home state of Oregon in 1993. He came to Durango as a student at Fort Lewis College and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree there in 1998. Durango has suited Luke well over these years, providing him not only with career opportunities but also the environment for his multiple outdoor pursuits. It was here that he fell in love with his beautiful wife Kimberly Hanson. Luke and Kimberly had hoped for a family of their own and in 2009 their daughter, Annabeth, was born. In 2000 Luke founded Skywalker Construction and later partnered with Owen Dake in 2002. Together they started, and continue, to focus on custom home construction and remodeling. Unique in this age of ‘subbing-everything- out’ builders, Luke and Owen employ a full time staff of skilled carpenters. Luke is a third generation carpenter and builder with onsite experience beginning in 1992. He has worked in, and now supervises, all phases of residential and light commercial construction. Luke believes that true ‘custom’ homebuilding and remodeling is achieved through open communication with everyone involved in the project. In order to keep the communication open throughout the entire project, he maintains a strong onsite job presence. Luke’s life-long philosophy has been to obtain the best product for the best price without compromising quality. In order to ensure the highest level of quality and meet the needs and demands of each project, Luke takes a ‘hands-on’ approach to building. His helpful, straightforward way of doing business creates confidence and his friendly manner puts clients at ease. His solid reputation and building accomplishments in this region speak well of his ethical business practices and construction expertise.

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