#10 Silent Rivers Design+Build

201 36th St, West Des Moines | 515-266-620 | silentrivers.com/

This renovation blends a host of amazing and functional changes including energy efficiency optimization, indoor air quality, health-centered upgrades and aesthetic customization, while providing this retired couple a home near their grandkids with spectacular natural views of the Jordan Creek Green Belt. This 1983 home was constructed using a double wall system using twice the standard insulation and integrated air-recovery ventilation that no longer supported the house. Diagnostics and improvements required both health considerations and visual updates. We reorganized the home’s layout improving functionality and comfort starting with the once congested entry which now invites homeowners and guests alike into the home’s new open floor plan. A small addition creates a sitting area bringing visual continuity to the rear of the property, while comprehensive exterior improvements elevate the home’s curb appeal. Custom cabinetry, counters, and dining room table built by Silent Rivers, use walnut milled from the homeowners’ prior property. This fostered connection to their past and they remained sustainably minded.

Builder Profile



201 36th St, West Des Moines

Sub-Contractors for this project


Warners’ Stellian Appliance


Silent Rivers Design+Build


Flooring America


Granite Marble & Tile Solutions LLC


Beisser Lumber Co


Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Co


Barnum Floors


Kinzler Construction Services

Interior Doors

Moehl Millwork Inc


Spectrum Lighting & Interiors

Plumbing Contractor

H & H Plumbing Inc

Plumbing Fixtures

Kohler Co

Plumbing Fixture Supplier

Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery


Virginia Tile