Industry Innovator: Envelo Homes Carefully curated and expertly architected. There are some new-age thinkers in town.

At Libby Kirwin Real Estate (LKRE), we spend a great deal of time focusing on innovation and design in our industry. That’s why, we were ecstatic to hear about a like-minded industry innovator, Envelo Homes.

Envelo Homes saw an opportunity to (stylishly) optimize the home building, buying and designing process for the homebuyer that appreciates carefully curated design, quality craftsmanship and award-winning architecture. In part, the goal is to deliver on all of these components without the homebuyer having to engage in every morsel of the often overwhelming decision-making process. The concept and execution, is the result of a powerful collaboration: Envelo Properties (Development), Ascher Davis Architects (Architecture), Oldport Homes (Construction), & Sotheby’s Real Estate | Gustave White (Sales).

The ultimate debut, is in the form of a handsome coastal colonial on the illustrious Indian Avenue.  766 Indian Avenue is a new, three-story contemporary classic with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths sitting on 1 acre of land. The exterior features white clapboard siding and an Alaskan Cedar shake roof with a stone entry landing, walkway and courtyards. Indoors, you’ll find custom millwork, high ceilings and low window sills to create a more open, airy feel than traditional colonial homes. One of our favorite features is the internal courtyard, at the core of the schematics and layout. And – if you’re intrigued by the brains of the structure, you’ll find no shortage of high-tech systems and equipment, such as a central AC system with internal humidification and a 75 gallon hot water heater with hot water recirculation line.

Nearby, enjoy a sunset stroll at Sachuest Point, a National Wildlife Refuge, or, a morning swim at Third Beach. The coastal lifestyle is alive and well at this property! While the home oozes with sophistication and modern amenities, Envelo Homes also provides the prospective buyer with an opportunity to include several enhancements to the property, such as a pool and pool house, finished third floor and enhanced landscaping.

766 Indian Avenue is currently for sale, listed by Gustave White (MLS:1155993).


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“We exist for homebuyers who simply do not believe they should have to go through hundreds of steps and thousands of decisions to purchase a home that works for them and their lifestyle.”

                                  – Rebecca Ascher, Principal Architect, Ascher Davis Architects

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766 Indian Avenu 03_Aerial Wiev_hir-resAn aerial rendering of 766 Indian Avenue. Vast ocean views and gazes of greenery await. 


In learning more about this offering, we sat down with Rebecca Ascher, Principal of Ascher Davis Architects, to chat all things style & summer. Have a read below!

Q: How would you describe your overall aesthetic?

A: MY PERSONAL AESTHETIC IS QUITE MODERN – BUT MODERN ECLECTIC. I LOVE MID 20TH CENTURY DESIGN THE BEST, BUT FEEL AS THOUGH IT CAN BE BLAND ON ITS OWN 2 FEET. IT NEEDS TO BE INTEGRATED WITH OTHER ELEMENTS/STYLES TO KEEP IT INTERESTING AND FRESH. IN MY PROFESSIONAL WORK, I ALWAYS RELY ON MY CLIENTS’ TASTE – I DON’T PUSH MY OWN PERSONAL TASTE. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A MISTAKE. IT IS MY JOB TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY LIKE, AND LEAD THEM IN A GOOD DIRECTION. OUR FIRM’S WORK IS VERY DIVERSE FOR THIS REASON. WE TAKE WHAT OUR CLIENTS LIKE, AND MAKE IT BETTER.

Q: Your firm launched in 1998. What are some of the most rewarding moments you’ve had as an entrepreneur? Some of the most challenging?

A: I’VE FOUND THE MAJORITY OF MY CAREER REWARDING. JOSH DAVIS AND I OPENED OUR FIRM IN OUR 20’S – WE WERE YOUNG, BUT HAD THE SPIRIT AND OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUT ON OUR OWN. IT IS VERY REWARDING TO SEE PROJECTS THAT YOU HAVE DESIGNED FROM A BLANK SHEET UNTIL THE FINISHED PRODUCT – IT IS A VERY TACTILE PROFESSION… AND SINCE WE DO A LOT OF RESIDENTIAL WORK, THE TIMELINE IS OFTEN RELATIVELY QUICK – WE CAN GO FROM INTERVEIWING WITH A POTENTIAL CLIENT TO OWNER MOVE IN IN A YEAR. CHALLENGES ARE MANY – DEALING WITH THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND DEMANDING QUALITY WORK FOR OUR CLIENTS, THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THE ECONOMY AND DIPS IN WORK FLOW. BUT ALL IN ALL, WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT PARTNERSHIP – OVER 20 YEARS – AND WE RELY ON EACH OTHER TO WEATHER THESE STORMS.

Q: What does Summer 2017 look like for Ascher Davis Architects?

A: HOPEFULLY, A LOT OF TIME IN NEWPORT! WE HAVE ONE HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND FOUR ADDITIONAL HOUSES IN DESIGN – ALL IN MIDDLETOWN. I’D ALSO LIKE TO SPEND MORE TIME IN OUR NEWPORT OFFICE.

Q: What are some of your favorites places to go and un-plug?

A: THE BEACH – WHICH IS PART OF THE REASON WE EXPANDED TO NEWPORT AFTER 20 YEARS OF NYC WORK. IN PARTICULAR, LITTLE COMPTON AND GREECE! TWO OF MY FAVORITE SPOTS. I LOVE THURSDAY NIGHTS AT SAKONNET VINEYARDS – AND EVERY JULY I VACATION IN SERIFOS, GREECE WITH MY EXTENDED FAMILY – NO WIFI! IT’S HEAVEN! 


indian back exteriorFloor-to-ceiling steel-and-glass windows bring in the natural elements, to include views of the Sakonnet River. 


What’s next, you ask? Modern Farmhouses

Envelo Homes just purchased 4 adjacent lots – each approximately 2 acres, in Portsmouth and Middletown, respectively. Aesthetics will draw from simple geometric forms – a barn-like exterior with cedar siding and a metal standing seam roof. Buyers can expect a more open floor plan with 3250 square footage of interior space, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath and a 2-car garage.

For more information about these projects and Envelo Homes, please contact: hello@envelohomes.com