Smart design does not always lead to quality construction and a well-built home doesn’t always work the way we want or need it to. Houses designed and built to meet overall market demands will inevitably be too much of something - usually space - and not enough of something else - usually soul. Armed with a Master of Architecture and loads of experience working for both architects on the design side and builders on the construction side, Rick Blanchard realized that he was in a unique position to do something different. Thus, the idea for CleverHouse was conceived.

It’s never been more important to get home design and construction right. We’re spending more time at home – working and playing. Our buildings need to be created to provide the healthiest, most functional environment for us. Each CleverHouse project is uniquely designed for how you live, now and in the future. Our projects are also designed specifically for your property to take advantage of natural light and views while also carefully considering issues of privacy, proximity to neighbors, and budget. 

At the same time, we want to be smart and responsible about what we build...

How long will the components of the home last?

How do we responsibly manage our impact to our environment?

How do we balance these concerns with livability and budget?

CleverHouse carefully considers all of these things while guiding you through the home building process.

You will work directly with Rick as he designs your home and oversees the construction - no going back and forth between architect and contractor. With one person shepherding the process, CleverHouse provides our clients with a seamless home-building experience.


passion for details

CleverHouse homes stand out because of their details - in design and in the materials chosen for each space.  Think sturdy, solid-wood doors and windows, unique hand-made railings and cabinetry, beautiful wood beam ceilings, cool hardware. We incorporate special details of the highest quality into every one of our projects. 


art + science = CleverHouse


higher standards, less stress