Luxury custom home builder Cullum Homes has started construction on its “Lego-like” insulated concrete form home structure at The Village at Silverleaf in Scottsdale, Ariz., to benefit Special Olympics Arizona.

Built in collaboration with ICF Specalists Ltd., the 4,414-square foot home’s insulated concrete forms are painted to resemble multi-colored toy blocks. Composed of concrete and foam, ICF structures offer high energy efficiency, sound proofing, and resistance to hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and termites, as well as up to 70% reduction of outside air pollutants.

According to Cullum Homes, the Village at Silverleaf project is the first ICF single-family home project ever built in Scottsdale. The home has already been sold, according to owner and founder Rod Cullum, and the Lego-like forms will be covered over with stucco and painted in the final product.

“Cullum Homes is proud to support Special Olympics Arizona, and we look forward to helping raise awareness and much needed funding for their programs here in Arizona. The Silverleaf community and its' residents are very philanthropically minded, and our unique project featuring ICF (insulated concrete form) ‘building blocks’ in The Village at Silverleaf provides the perfect setting to shine a spotlight on Special Olympics and the services they provide here in Arizona,” Cullum says.

The ICF block stacking will take place over the next several week, and an on-site camera will record the process via time lapse.

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