Innovation Efficiency Cooperation

High-performance homes, built with integrity and efficiency.


Welcome to Ellenwood Homes. We’re a full-service design and homebuilding company committed to resource responsibility, headquartered in Nelson, BC.


Our talented team designs, builds, and renovates innovative homes throughout the Kootenays. From the first draft space plans, to the stunning finishes and furnishings, and every step in between — we impart seamless integration and a consistent standard of excellence into every step of our efficient process.


By working closely with our clients, we ensure your grandest vision comes to life. Your highest expectations are the foundation of your home’s design and the guide for our meticulous cost-planning, project management, and building processes.


We approach the home as a whole, and your vision comes fully to life with thoughtful interior design, so that you’re comfortably settled into the mountain home you’ve been dreaming of — on time and on budget. 

We’re building stronger communities, for a climate-forward future. 

With ongoing research into advanced Net Zero building methods, and a commitment to working with locally-sourced and low-impact materials whenever possible, we aim to stay at the forefront of the sustainable building industry.


All our new builds are recognized through third-party certifications, including Built Green, Energy Star, and Net Zero. Our highest priority is to reduce the overall environmental impact and carbon emissions of your home, during both its construction and ongoing operation.

The result of putting this effort into efficiency? A home that’s comfortable to live in, more affordable to run each month, and that you can feel great about.


We believe that responsibly-built, energy-efficient homes contribute generously to progressive and resilient communities — that we all benefit from.


At Ellenwood Homes, our priority is to leave a positive and lasting legacy on the built environment. We’re designing and constructing with a flourishing future in mind — and when you build with us, you’re choosing to contribute to this impact.

Meet Lara & Marc

Meet Marc and Lara: the husband-and-wife team who started Ellenwood Homes in 2008. 


Each of them came from different fields in the industry. Marc is a certified Architectural & Building Engineering technician, with extensive construction experience. Lara is a talented Registered Interior Designer, experienced in creating beautiful, functional, and responsive spaces.


In 2010, they moved their burgeoning homebuilding business from Vancouver to Nelson BC: a vibrant mountain town nestled in the Selkirk mountains, and a fantastic place to raise their son.


The guiding vision that Marc and Lara founded Ellenwood Homes on — to build energy-efficient homes using low-impact methods and locally-sourced materials — continued to drive their business moving forward.


Today, they’ve expanded into a team of sixteen people, and continue to stay on the leading edge of responsible and contemporary homebuilding. 


When Marc and Lara aren’t at the office or on a jobsite, they can be found mountain biking, skiing, and hiking with their teenager.



Your holistic build or renovation is much more than just a new home: it’s a personal expansion, an exciting new chapter, and a beautiful legacy for your family. 


We’re proud to be a part of this experience.

Let’s build the future you’ve been waiting for.