Sun Rise I - San Juan Community  Home Trust

Multi-Family Phase 

The first phase of Sun Rise, Sun Rise I, consists of six duplexes and triplexes with a total of 14 attractive, energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes located around a central courtyard.  Construction of Sun Rise I began in 2009 with an on-time completion in 2011.


solar evacuated tube array

Sun Rise I makes use of Solar water heaters arrays. The sun hits collectors on the roof, heating a non toxic antifreeze mix and triggering a pump to activate. The pump moves solar-heated mix from roof down into heat exchanger located in a storage tank in the utility room, indirectly heating the water supply.  This circuit continues as long as there is heat to be harvested on the rooftop. This system can be utilized 8-9 months of out the year saving up to 80% of Water heating costs. 


Gray Water systems / water catchment

Sun Rise I also utilizes a Rain water catchment system that is connected directly to each units washer. This water is recycled into a gray water drip system that is sent out to the various gardens on the property insuring that all water is used twice as well as having  fully irrigated landscaping and gardens.



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About the Builder

Peter Kilpatrick- Owner

Peter Kilpatrick- Owner

Ravenhill Construction, Inc. began in 1978 in a shop designed and built by owner Peter Kilpatrick. The field stone foundation, timber frame style and hand split cedar shake roof anticipate the materials he will use in the future to build award winning homes.

Through the years Ravenhill has grown and matured to become one of the most successful construction companies in San Juan County. By taking on progressively more complex and challenging projects, the crew has gained the diverse skills necessary to welcome each new undertaking with great enthusiasm, confidence and insight.


About San Juan Community Home Trust

As a nonprofit organization the Home Trust can apply for grants and accept tax-deductible contributions from individuals, foundations and agencies that support home ownership.  With these funds, the Home Trust can subsidize the cost of land, infrastructure and construction of new homes.  Homebuyers must obtain a mortgage for the affordably priced home and also agree to limit the eventual resale price of the home to insure that it is perpetually (i.e., forever) affordable to working people.  The increase in resale price is restricted by a formula tied to the area median income, a statistic issued annually for each county by the federal housing agency, HUD.