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Alexandria House

Alexandria House

  Because we were finally building our "forever" house, we were seeking a home that met three major criteria: as energy efficient as possible, as maintainece free as possible, as accessable as...

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LEED PLATINUM CLARK RESIDENCE

LEED PLATINUM CLARK RESIDENCE

The Clark residence is nestled among the Pinon and Juniper trees in the tail end of the Rockie's in the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico in an old Railway town, Lamy.  The homes vernacular is part...

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Green in Bowser, Timbersmiths Best Built Home

Green in Bowser, Timbersmith's 'Best Built Home'

After 35 years in the building industry this is a story about Timbersmith Log Construction's 'Best Built Home'. The story starts with a client who was willing to go the extra mile to be truly...

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Anderson Residence

Anderson Residence

Awkward circulation and a heavily divided plan, as well as a simple lack of space for a growing family, led to a complete renovation and second floor addition for this 1947-built home. The renovation...

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Southwest, Owner Designed, Owner Built--8 Year Project

Southwest, Owner Designed, Owner Built--8 Year Project

Working on weekends with a few "helpers" requires a long time to build energy efficient, robust home. Two years were required for the design phase using Chief Architect and the construction required...

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Northwood Retreat

Northwood Retreat

This seasonal cabin, overlooking SiskiwitLake, is located on a heavily wooded, south-facing slope in Northern Wisconsin near the ApostleIslandNational Park. The landscaping around the cabin is casual...

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Rock Creek Cabin

Rock Creek Cabin

A log cabin in the on the creek gets a new life with a tadtional rustic yet modern 21st century update and additon. Traditional materials such as wood, stone, steel and concrete are used in rather...

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Downtown High-Rise Luxury Condo Remodel

Downtown High-Rise Luxury Condo Remodel

In a highrise designed by the legendary Michael Graves, we renovated a 4,200 square foot space that includes 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and two balconies with views of the city and lake. Theinterior...

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Westlake Kitchen Remodel

Westlake Kitchen Remodel

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Not in love with the format and finishes in their generic Westlake home, this client recognized that remodeling their kitchen and living room spaces were the key to longer-term functionalityNeeding...

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Windsong

Windsong

We transformed this home from a dated ranch into a streamlined, contemporary home characterized by clean lines and a minimal look. We opened up the second floor and made the scenic views the homes...

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LK House + Guesthouse, Calistoga CA

LK House + Guesthouse, Calistoga CA

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Located in the remote hills of Sonoma County a Washington DC couple commissioned this modest, residential compound that includes a 2,800 sq. ft. main house, detached 500 sq. ft. guesthouse, carport...

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Barton Hill Spa Bathroom

Barton Hill Spa Bathroom

This bathroom remodel blends hotel luxury with personal panache. The client's previous bathroom was too contemporary for his tastes & was also too large with a lot of unused space. Our goal was to...

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A Simple Paradise

A Simple Paradise

              When my brother Jarrad purchased three acres and an old ranch-style house, he had a dream of building a castle filled with an illusion of a simple paradise. By removing the...

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Park Passive

Park Passive

Park Passive is one of Washington State's most energy efficient homes, and Seattle's first certified Passive House. The 2,710 sq ft home on a 2,000 sq ft infill lot uses 90% less energy to heat and...

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A Hybrid Home in Onekama

A Hybrid Home in Onekama

Our home was designed as a hybrid of a retirement/vacation home near the shores of Lake Michigan and Portage Lake in Onekama, Michigan. We used passive solar design elements and universal design...

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Treemont Residence

Treemont Residence

Due to the lot presenting many challenges it was undesirable and sat empty for many years. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, the pie shaped lot with small frontage slopes quickly down to the...

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Horne Residence

Horne Residence

Involving the extensive remodel of a modest 1960's speculative home, this project transforms the main living level from a series of partitioned spaces into a grand, open-plan great room with...

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Nino Residence

Nino Residence

Situated 300ft above sea level at the top of Bernal Heights in San Francisco, the Nino Residence commands panoramic views north across the bay and east toward the Berkeley/Oakland hills. The existing...

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Big Sky, Nelson New Zealand

Big Sky, Nelson New Zealand

The design brief calles for a modern style with an eco approach. As the main house on an organic permaculture-based semi-rural block, the same principles applied to the land had to be instilled in...

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Heinricher residence

Heinricher residence

To enlarge a unique living space within a mature landscaped property. with damaging the plantings. We turned a 1300 sf kit home into 3500 sf amazing structur.

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panhandle redo

panhandle redo

A forgotten hardware store is revitalized into a downtown residence. A new streetscape is introduced to juxtapose the existing structure of this Historic building, generating a modern facade that...

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Renovation and Addition to Dunn House

Renovation and Addition to Dunn House

My inlaws purchased this house from the heirs of an estate around 2004. We were told the house was built sometime between 1850 and 1880. The outside walls are three layers of brick with the floor...

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Delta Upsilon Restoration, Ann Arbor, MI

Delta Upsilon Restoration, Ann Arbor, MI

Background In 1903, construction was completed on Albert Kahn's design for a three-story Tudor revival house. Located on Hill Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the house was built as a residence for the...

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Oscawana Lake House

Oscawana Lake House

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This relatively "not-so-big" home fits delicately between a natural deposit of boulders, the rocky shoreline of the lake, existing wetlands and closely spaced lakeside homes. An open living plan is...

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Home for Tara and Jerry

Home for Tara and Jerry

The clients wanted a sunroom on the north side of their home - beyond the apparent irony, they wanted an addition on the back of their existing home, opening into the trees, expansive yet energy...

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Lakeside Living is All in the Family

Lakeside Living is All in the Family

Updating a small, 1950s seasonal lakeside camp turned out to be impractical for our clients, who enjoy accommodating multiple generations for year-round getaways. A tear-down and re-build was the...

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Home for Linda

Home for Linda

A small sunroom and screened porch addition, and renovated existing, adjoining living, dining room and kitchen. Sunroom addition includes a living or green roof, serving as a private gardenterrace...

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