EXCEPTIONAL URBAN HOMES
"Dont take on a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible."
~ Edwin Land: Inventor
As teenagers in 1976 we were sitting on a hill overlooking the city of Reno, admiring the view of our hometown. Twenty-two years later, on the same hill, we were lamenting the loss of Reno's scenic pasture lands to an ever-expanding sea of roofs, and the loss of our mountains as bourgeoning developments of cookie-cutter houses crept up the hillsides. We knew there had to be a better way...
HabeRae Properties began in 1998 with a dream of buying old run down houses inside the urban core of Reno and turning them into nice places to call home. In a few years we had renovated more than fifty properties and then wanted to try our turn at developing small urban lots.
We had learned that for every acre developed, four acres of open space become destroyed. Therefore we decided to specialize in developing city lots that could utilize existing infrastructure and beautify blighted areas of downtown.
Unbeknownst to us this development philosophy had a term: urban infill. Urban infill became our mantra and we have continued our business into the new decade under the name of HabeRae Homes. We are proud to report our renovations and development practices have now exceeded more than 150 beautiful transformations in 12 years of business.
Our belief is that small, well thought out urban infill can infuse a blighted area with wonderful energy. Living and working in small places on small footprints leaves a small impact on this precious earth.
Our first logo, 1998