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Building a house in Sweden on a Tight Budget

Building a house in Sweden on a Tight Budget

Leaving behind a complex, hectic lifestyle and going back to the basics of living is the dream of many.  My dream came true when I built a log cabin in Sweden on a piece of pristine property...

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The Roxbury House

The Roxbury House

The Roxbury House is a net-zero ready Tennessee Log home built in the Catskills region of NY state.  The owner's dream was to build a low maintenance home with a geo-thermal system in which he...

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House on Cranberry Lane

House on Cranberry Lane

The house on Cranberry Lane began with a reproduction of a historic “half Cape” cottage that was built as a retirement home for one person in 1980.  Nearly  thirty years later...

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Red [green] Cedar: Studio-Workshop

Red [green] Cedar: Studio-Workshop

  Concept: Through and interplay of light, land, material, and site, a regional approach to the design of this woodshop garage and studio workplace illustrates how a building grows from...

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Creekside

Creekside

The lot is a narrow rectangle with 40’ of vertical gain from low point to high point. There is a creek along the lower property boundary and a public road along the upper property...

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At the waters edge

At the water's edge

A very difficult north facing site on a north sloping hill at the water's edge.  The challenge was to fit a house and connected garage with kid rumpus room over it and create a sense of place ...

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Creating Coolness in the Hot South

Creating Coolness in the Hot South

  The top priorities of this project were to provide adequate space for homeowner's collections as well as an easy flow for entertaining. The little bungalow was challenged by its rabbit warren...

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New Home in Gig Harbor, Wash.

New Home in Gig Harbor, Wash.

Gig Harbor, Wash., is known for its expansive views of the Puget Sound and beautiful Mt. Rainier. So, when Hoppet Design and Construction Inc. was called on to tear down and build a new home located...

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Truro Residence

Truro Residence

Summary: The Truro Residence is a modern, oceanfront vacation home built in 2008, perched 115’ above sea level overlooking Cape Cod Bay.  This 6,200 sq. ft. original design can sleep up...

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English Residence

English Residence

Summary: This modern, green home is designed as the homeowners vacation property to replace a seasonal residence that was originally built in 1958.  The new construction 2000 SF, 3 bedroom, 2...

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New life for a family home

New life for a family home

The task was to increase the functiional space of a ranch home built in 1968 without major remodeling. Without changing the layout or increasing the square footage of the home, I incorporated changes...

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O’Dwyer Lane House

O’Dwyer Lane House

The O’Dwyer Lane House is a small secondary residence located at the rear of the O’Dwyers’ existing home in Vancouver.  This new residence replaced the original garage off the...

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Mendoza Lane House

Mendoza Lane House

The Mendoza Lane House - Vancouver's first "Laneway House" - is situated at the rear of the Mendozas' existing home, transforming an underutilized area into a much needed, affordable, efficient...

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Concord Green Home

Concord Green Home

Goals - A healthy living environment was top design priority for this New England farmhouse. After years of exposure to toxic materials and mold in previous homes, the owner became increasingly...

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Hexadecagon

Hexadecagon

This construction is a new, sixteen-sided, energy efficient, timberframe, retirement lake front home.  Some of the particular challenges were in roof design ie: integrating the carport roof into...

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FISHER TIMBERFRAME

FISHER TIMBERFRAME

The homeowners wished to downsize their existing log home, while eliminating some of the maintenance but keeping the character of the wood interior.  A timberframe hybrid, two bedroom with...

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Palo Alto House - Remodel + Addition

Palo Alto House - Remodel + Addition

Located in an historic residential district filled with abundant mature trees, the project is the renovation and addition to a one-story cottage. Built in 1899 and listed on the National Register of...

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Russian River Studio

Russian River Studio

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Conceived as a creative project space of possibilities for two artists, a writer and a photographer, the "wish list" of functions included both dedicated spaces and less specific goals. Specific...

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Celo Cabin

Celo Cabin

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 After acquiring land overlooking the South Toe River Valley in Yancey County, NC, the Owners desired to build an...

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Madison Residence

Madison Residence

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Situated on a south-facing hillside in Western North Carolina, the Owners desired a very energy-efficient, low maintenance house...

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Olivia Avenue remodel

Olivia Avenue remodel

I designed a 674 foot addition to this 1,615 square foot 1920s Craftsman style house to make it more functional for the owners, who had lived there for 20 years and plan to live there for 20 more...

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Maine Coast cottage

Maine Coast cottage

This second home design started with a master plan, laying out a long term vision that could be built over time. Attached to the area after 14 summers of renting, the owners bought 5 acres of river...

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Northwest Net Zero House

Northwest Net Zero House

  New residence, 3,300 square feet (conditioned space), 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths, 2 car garage.  The owners requested a Northwest lodge style house of durable commercialgrade...

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Victor Montana sustainable home

Victor Montana sustainable home

  The biggest challenge was convincing my family that we could build a small house and be responsible to the environment at the same time.    After I bought the property in Victor MT...

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House nestled in a field

House nestled in a field

This home is approached from above as seen in the first photo. There are wonderful water views to the East and the South,  a largish hotel like building up the hill to the West and the public...

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Greek Revival Farmhouse

Greek Revival Farmhouse

The approximately 2 1/2 acre property sits at the base of Dering Harbor with great views of Shelter Island Heights and Southold.  There is a large pond on the property which adds to relaxing...

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Bridle Trails Remodel - Rebirth at 40

Bridle Trails Remodel - Rebirth at 40

The location of this 1972 vintage home is truly unique. Located in the heart of Bellevue, Washington, Bridle Trails was one of the areas first exclusive contained communities built adjacent to a large...

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little country shed

little country shed

Joanie Schisler wanted to build a sustainable, ecologically sound house on a budget. Every phase of construction Joanie, her architect and her contractor had to think through.  "I...

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21st Century Home in Spokane, WA

21st Century Home in Spokane, WA

We undertook this project in 2010 with five goals: affordability, wheelchair accessibility, energy efficiency, low maintenance ... and fun! We see these elements as essential ingredients of the optimal 21st century home.

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remodel

remodel

I just learned of this deadline and am unprepared, but I'll do the best I can.  We bought a log house in 2000 and a lot had not been finished.  I finished a partially finished basement with...

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The Wolfe Residense

The Wolfe Residense

The house was originally built in 1916 by M.J. Murphy, well known for his fine workmanship, as a one story one bedroom house, for Anna McLaren Osborn, the great grandmother of the present owner...

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 Handcrafted Northern California Family Home Integrates Solar Radiant Space Heating

Handcrafted Northern California Family Home Integrates Solar Radiant Space Heating

Owner-built family home in rural Northern California showcases handcrafted, local and reclaimed materials. This 2,600 sf home, designed in collaboration with Jim Groeling and Associates, is carefully...

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