Modern Farmhouse Earns ENERGY STAR® Certification

Sitting at the intersection of luxury and energy efficiency, you’ll find a modern farmhouse envisioned by a homeowner who wanted the best of both worlds and built by custom luxury home builder R.E.A. [...]

Best Home Features

R.E.A. Homes’ High Performance Luxury HomesSM incorporate modern design, smart technology, and green building features to create an environment for you and your family that provides superior efficiency, comfort, and luxury. These include: Sustainable [...]

Building Beyond the Code

R.E.A. Homes is committed to building homes to a higher standard. This Beyond the Code philosophy is at the forefront of everything they do—from designing the home to selecting materials to paying attention to [...]

Custom Home Generates Power from Solar Panels During Construction

We recently went live at our modern farmhouse in Ladue to discuss a new solar panel system. This powerful system installed by EFS Energy is creating power and sending it back to the [...]

Custom Homes for the Future Family

Technology advancements abound in most industries and custom home building has its share of innovations. New best-building practices include pre-manufactured wall panels, custom HVAC systems, solar panels, and indoor/outdoor living spaces. Such advancements [...]

Healthier HVAC Systems

A final, but important piece of the homebuilding puzzle is ensuring the highest-possible air quality. While entirely eliminating air quality hazards is impossible, much can be done to minimize exposure. One of [...]

The Shell of Your Home

A healthier and more efficient home starts with the shell. Nothing is more critical—the efficiency battle is lost or won when building the shell. A properly designed and built shell seals the home [...]

Green Building Basics

R.E.A. Homes recently stopped by the St. Louis County Library to talk about green building practices. Jeff Bogard and Marc Bluestone of SmartHouse Heating and Cooling spoke on behalf of the Missouri Gateway [...]