Kephart Living LLC  
PO Box-102979, Denver   CO 80250
Phone: (303) 777-6383    
Kephart Living
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Sidekick Homes is the product and vision of Kephart Living, LLC.

We are a design and consulting firm dedicated to the support and resurgence of the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) as a key component of sustainable communities.  We design green, affordable and beautiful backyard cottages that blend harmoniously with existing architectural elements and neighborhood character.??

Mike Kephart has acquired decades of architectural and real estate experience, and believes strongly in reintroducing diversity to older neighborhoods.  He is dedicated to allowing citizens to reap the rewards of long-time home ownership while providing a cost effective option for both the homeowner and the resident.


"I always looked forward to working with Mike Kephart on new active adult designs. His feel for the customer was quite uncanny. But beyond this, Mike was exceptional at listening to us, even when we didn't have much to say of value. In the end, I always felt our home designs were well targeted and gave us a competitive advantage."

Dave Schreiner
- Former Senior Vice President Eastern Operations 
  Del Webb Corporation

"When I started my company in 1993 building detached cluster homes, Mike Kephart was my first choice of architects. His innovative floor plans skillfully maximize the usable space in every home he designs, but what was even more important to me as a builder was that Mike took the time to truly understand the needs of my target market – singles, empty nesters and retirees.

Our customers are thrilled with his designs, which include open great rooms, first floor master suites, and high ceilings … all perfectly suited to their life stage and lifestyle.

I knew fifteen years ago that Mike would be a tremendous asset to the company. However, it wasn’t until we started working together that I could really appreciate his openness to discussing his builders’ concerns and his diligent attention to the cost ramifications of any design change or challenge.

A true steward of the environment, he continually investigates and incorporates new energy efficient materials, appliances, and building methods in home construction. It has been my good fortune to have worked with Mike Kephart and I know his designs will continue to delight his clients for years to come."

Don Barr
- Donald L. Barr and Company, Cleveland, Ohio


Awards and Distinctions

The following awards were given to the Kephart firm while Mike Kephart was owner and manager.

2007 Silver Award: 50+ Housing Council's Best in 50+ Housing Awards

Design - Home Size Over 2,400 sq. ft.

One Cherry Lane - Greenwood Village, Colorado

Esprit Homes

2006 Icon of the Industry Award:

Mike Kephart was honored by the 50+ Housing Council as a recipient of a 2006 Icons of the Industry Award.  The award was presented during an awards ceremony at the 50+ Housing Symposium.  The Council awarded Mike this honor based on his lifelong commitment to excellence in 50+ Housing Design.

2006 Platinum Award: National Council on Seniors Housing
Best Active Adult Home Design (1,707 to 2,400 sq.ft.)
Madison Lakes - Madison, Georgia
Ryland Homes

2006 Silver Award: National Council on Seniors Housing

Best Active Adult Condominium Design (Up to 1,700 sq. ft.)

Parkhill - Denver, Colorado


2006 Bar Award Winner :  Home Builders Association of Metro Denver

Neighborhood of the Year

One Cherry Lane - Greenwood Village, Colorado

Esprit Homes

2006 Bar Award Finalist: Home Builders Association of Metro Denver

Best Detached Home Over $525,001

One Cherry Lane - Greenwood Village, Colorado

Esprit Homes

2005 Platinum Award: National Council On Seniors Housing
Best Active Adult Home Design 2,101 to 2,800 square feet
The Courtyard at Rolling Hills - Golden, Colorado

Colorado Land & Home Company

2005 Silver Award: National Council On Seniors Housing
Best Clubhouse, Midsize
The Arbors - Brunswick Hills, Ohio

Parkview Homes

2004 Platinum Award: National Council On Seniors Housing
Best “On The Boards” Small Community
Bayberry Villas - Wadsworth, Ohio

SIMJO Limited

2004 Gold Bar Award: Home Builders Association of Metro Denver
Best Attached Home Sales Price under $225,000
The Preakness at Observatory Village - Fort Collins, Colorado

Village Homes

2003 Gold Nugget Award of Merit: Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Best Attached Product 19-30 DU/Ac/acre
The Lodges at Kicking Horse - Sol Vista, Colorado

Ironwood Builders

2003 Gold Key Award: Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago
Architectural Design, Production Homes, Under 1600 sq.ft.
The Lincoln at Devonshire at Kipling Estates - Shorewood, Illinois

Kipling Homes


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