Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Brick Coursing: Three Ways to Lay Brick


With the always present masonry requirements of the many municipalities and design review committees, Godden|Sudik designers have become more creative in their use of large amounts of brick by using different brick coursing. Although there are many different ways to lay brick, recently, our designers have used three different brick coursing patterns, the stacking bond, the running bond and the Flemish bond to add a little variety and interest.

The most common brick coursing that is used in the field and in our office is the running bond. This style has the first row of bricks placed so that the long end of the brick goes across the row. The next row up is where the running bond starts, by starting the next long brick in the middle of the brick on the row below it. This pattern continues up the wall, subsequently making the first odd numbered rows match and the even numbered rows match. This type of coursing easily allows for bricks to be cut and removed at doors and windows.
Running Bond

Another recently used brick coursing is the stacking bond. The first row starts the same as the running bond but then the deviates at the second row. Instead of the second row of bricks being offset by half of the brick below it, it is stacked directly on top of the brick below it, all the way up the wall. This creates a very distinct grid pattern with all the bricks and mortar lining up in long rows and columns.

Stacked Bond

The last brick coursing that has been used recently is the Flemish bond. This coursing starts with one brick being laid long ways, followed by a brick being cut in half and the end of the brick, facing out, being placed next in the row. This then continues along the row; long then short end, long then short end. Somewhat like the running bond, the Flemish bond starts the second row, opposite of the first with the short end being placed first and the long end following that to the end of the row; short end then long, short end then long. 

Flemish Bond

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Santa's Cozy Cabin

Every wonder what Santa's house looks like? Well, according to Zillow it's valued at $656,957 and currently off the market. The quaint little three bed two bath 2,500 square foot cabin located in the North Pole, of course, comes complete with toy shop and detached garage! To take a sneak peek inside Santa's festive home click here.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Godden|Sudik Wins Attached, Detached, Custom, and Design Series of the Year at 2016 MAME Awards

Paul Brady and Gary Godden accepting the award for Best Detached Home 2016
Presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, The Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards honor the top achievers in the new home industry. Announced at the annual MAME Awards Gala Saturday night, Godden|Sudik is humbled and honored to have won the following awards:
  • Best Architectural Design of a Model – Attached Home – Caley Ponds 2460, Century Communities
  • Best Architectural Design of a Custom Home – Under 5,000 sq. ft. – Boulevard One at Lowry  Lot 2, Latsis Custom Homes
  • Attached Home of the Year - Caley Ponds 2460, Century Communities
  • Detached Home of the Year – Marvella 5020, Century Communities
  • Custom Home of the Year – Villa Moderno, Viaggio Homes
  • Design Series of the Year – Marvella, Century Communities
Godden|Sudik would like to congratulate all MAME winners on their success and thank our amazing partners who make these awesome project possible.


For a full list of MAME winners click here.
To check out our winning project click here.


 


Friday, September 23, 2016

Godden|Sudik Wins CARE Award for Best Addition

Alex Jewett poses with Godden|Sudik's newest award!

Last night winners were announced for the 2016 Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence (CARE)! The CARE Awards honor achievements in remodeling and recognize architects, builders, and designers who have demonstrated exemplary work in the remodeling capacity throughout the Denver metro area. Godden|Sudik took Gold in the Addition category for a beautiful Hilltop Addition.

This addition included a total re-haul of the kitchen, turning a once dark, cramped, and closed off area into a bright, inviting, open space. An airy dining space was added off the kitchen that opens to an incredibly useful covered outdoor patio. The remodel also included the addition of a master retreat with beautiful 5 piece bath, some this historic home was seriously lacking.

Existing hardwood floors on the main level were re-finished to seamlessly blend with the new floors added to the addition. It was very important to both the homeowners and designers that the addition felt like it had always been part of the home.

It is always a goal of Godden|Sudik's, when doing any remodel, to make an existing home, that the owners clearly already love, function to it's absolute peak, making the home that much more enjoyable to live in. This addition is a perfect example of a successful remodel, and we are so pleased the CARE Award judges agree!

For a full list of CARE Award winners click here.



Thursday, September 8, 2016

MAME Award Finalist Announced!

Godden|Sudik in the Running for 10+ Awards


From left to right, Villag Moderno with Viaggio Homes, The Faversham at Shoenberg Greens with Berkeley Homes, and Littleton Village with Century Communities are all finalist in their respective categories.

The Sales & Marketing Council of the HBA of Metro Denver just announced the 2016 MAME Awards Finalist!The Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards honor the top achievers in the new home industry. Awards are comprised of marketing, sales, interior design, architectural, and builder awards. These awards are presented to those who set the standard of excellence in the Denver home building industry. Five industry leaders from all around the country spend three days in Denver judging over 200 entries to determine the finalist. And Godden|Sudik's finalists are:

  • Best Architectural Design of a Model - Detached Home - under 2,600 sq. ft.
    • The Heights at Lowry  Residence 2020 - Century Communities
    • The Faversham at Shoenberg Greens - Berkeley Homes 
  •  Best Architectural Design of a Model - Detached Home - 3,200-3,600 sq. ft.
    • Residence Four at Boulevard One at Lowry - Berkeley Homes and Harvard Communities
  • Best Architectural Design of a Model - Detached Home - 3,200-3,600 sq. ft.
    •   Marvella  Residence 5020 - Century Communities
  •  Best Architectural Design of a Model - Attached Home
    • Littleton Village - Residence 22341
    • Caley Ponds Residence 2460 - Century Communities
  •  Best Architectural Design of a Custom Home - under 5,000 sq. ft.
    • Boulevard One at Lowry Lot 2 - Latsis Custom Homes
  •  Best Architectural Design of a Custom Home -  5,000 sq. ft. & over
    • Villa Moderno - Viaggio Homes
  • Best on the Boards Architectural Design - Production & Custom
    • Ravenna Lot 29 - Sterling Custom Homes
  •  Attached Home of the Year
    • Caley Ponds Residence 2460 - Century Communities
  • Detached Home of the Year
    •  Marvella Residence 5020 - Century Communities
    • Marvella Residence 7945 - Century Communities
  • Custom Home of the Year
    • Villa Moderno - Viaggio Homes
  • Design Series of the Year
    •  Marvella - Century Communities
For a full list of finalist click here.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

HBA of Colorado Springs Announces Parade Winners!

From left to right, Chris Cherabie and Heather Murphy from Godden|Sudik, Rhett Osko and Kim Sandoval from Classic Homes, Christy Cassidy from Cassidy Design, and Alex Jewett from Godden|Sudik.
The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs announced the People's Choice and Industry Awards of Excellence for the 2016 Parade of Homes last week at their annual awards banquet. Industry professionals from around the state judged the homes on a number of features including floor plan,  architectural exterior, and interior decorating. The People's Choice Awards are voted on by Parade of Home attendees. Both awards are broken out into multiple categories divided by price point. The Industry Awards are then broken out further among the following eight categories: Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Landscape Design, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Craftsmanship, and Best Overall Home. Together with Classic Homes and Cassidy Design Godden|Sudik is proud to have taken home the following awards for The San Isable Duplex in the $475,000-$550,000 price range:
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Master Suite
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Architectural Exterior
  • Best Craftmanship
  • Best Overall Home
The beautiful front elevation of the home.

An open concept floor plan allows spaces to seamless flow from one to the next.

The generous master suite is the perfect place to relax.
For more information about theses wonderful duplexes check out Classic Homes by clicking here.
$475,000 - $550,000
Vanguard Homes - Ramsgate                       
  • Best Landscaping
 Classic Homes – The San Isabel                    
  • Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Floor Plan, Best Architectural Exterior, Best Craftsmanship, Best Overall Home
- See more at: http://www.cshba.com/parade-of-homes.html#sthash.Waeaktsh.dpuf
The Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs has announced the winners of the People’s Choice Awards and the Industry Awards of Excellence for the 2016 Parade of Homes. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Godden|Sudik Hits "100K Saves" on Houzz

The Houzz community has saved Godden|Sudik photos to their ideabooks over 100,000 times! We are honored and humbled to join the "100K Saves" Club! Click here to check out our Houzz profile and see some of our favorite projects! (you must have a Houzz account for access)