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Whimsy on the Creek

Whimsy on the Creek

PROJECT DESCRIPTION I designed and built this home for my wife and small children after spending the past twenty years doing so for clients. This is a French-inspired cottage with carefully...

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Anas New Home

Ana's New Home

Our goal was to re-invent this typical post-war ranch house as a high performance, energy efficient, PHPP modeled, passive solar home that lives swell, inspires, suits the environment, and performs...

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Raising a little cabin on Whispering Bay.

Raising a little cabin on Whispering Bay.

After getting divorced I bought a 20 X 28 foot cabin on a little lake in Central Minnesota. I bought a little backhoe and dumptruck and spent the summer working with my then 13 year old son and 15...

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Hidden Valley Residence

Hidden Valley Residence

The mission & environment. The owners' request was for a single story, low maintenance, FireWise, energy efficient home utilizing passive solar strategies. The house needed to be zoned in a...

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Woodhaven: Old Wood on the New

Woodhaven: Old Wood on the New

(see Charlotte's 'What I would like my house to be" for full listing) -As sustainable as possible -Build mostly with reclaimed wood, little, if any, sheetrock. -Energy efficient -Passive solar -Radiant floor heat -Geothermal -Function over aesthetics -Built to last 200+ years -Use local craftspeople and subcontractors -Siting: house should fit into the land and have a view of the farm -Main living area on one level and handicapped accessible -Plenty of access to outdoors -A "gathering" kitchen–a social place -A "welcoming" home–room to entertain and have lots of guests -An "inviting" entrance -Space for favorite furniture -Big view porch–with room for 20+ people to gather.

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Beauchesne Residence - Whole House Remodel

Beauchesne Residence - Whole House Remodel

Make the home open, light, and inviting inside and out without making major structural changes. Create a strong connection between the interior and exterior and be able to take advantage of the view. Make the kitchen and guest bath/laundry space more functional and attractive.

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San Juan Remodel

San Juan Remodel

- update look to contemporary cabin- -limit major remodeling work (moving doors, windows, walls) - tie exterior aesthetics to newly-built weaving studio - add better drive & entry, and add connection to studio uphill - keep overall costs in check

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Hanna Park

Hanna Park

- strong sense of privacy and security - openness toward the outdoors and Puget Sound - views of both the Olympics and the Sound - environmentally friendly & nontoxic materials - efficient and clever use of space including hidden elements for greater privacy

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Camano Island Remodel

Camano Island Remodel

- provide both additional entertaining space and a private master retreat - while maintaining the unique 1970's northwest contemporary, add a second floor and vastly upgrade the house -update and upgrade the existing spaces

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Small Home in Tiny Town

Small Home in Tiny Town

This house is located on Toronto's Craven Road, dubbed "Tiny Town" for it's numerous small lots and diminutive residences. With just 786 square feet on a 16.83 by 77 foot lot, this is truly a small...

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Squibnocket Compound

Squibnocket Compound

Squibnocket Compound is located on 215 acres of private, ocean-facing farmland. Within the farm itself are ancient dry set stone walls and rolling terrain with distant views to the rocky beaches and...

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Cottage Street

Cottage Street

Located in the Edgartown Historic District, Cottage Street was designed for Ian Murray, co-founder of Vineyard Vines. The property consist of a large program on a modest site including the main home...

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Morse Street Compound

Morse Street Compound

Morse Street Compound is an early 1800's Greek Revival cottage located within the Edgartown Village Historic District and as such, the design had to go through a lengthy review. After owning the...

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Rhode Island Beach House

Rhode Island Beach House

The Rhode Island Beach House is located in a seaside community consisting of modest newly constructed and historic beach houses along the Rhode Island coastline in Charleston, however the clients...

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South Water Street Revisited

South Water Street Revisited

South Water Street Revisited, originally owned by Stanley Washburn Jr., was built in 1890 and relocated to its current lot in 1955. The project was a restoration of the original 1890s along with...

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Atlantic Drive

Atlantic Drive

Atlantic Drive is one of five newly constructed homes located between 300 acres of farm and South Beach in Edgartown.  The issue for all five homes was to design an upside-down house; because of...

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Burnham Road House

Burnham Road House

The Burnham Road House is an efficient, modern residence for a young family of four looking to bring the best of their downtown loft – ample light, expansive views, simple materials organized by...

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KNOLL HOUSE

KNOLL HOUSE

This 2,300 square foot house for a family of four rests atop a ledge knoll ringed by trees and overlooking a meadow. During intermittent camping stays on the land, the owners spent several years...

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Greenewalt Residence

Greenewalt Residence

This private residence, tucked away by the trees on a secluded plot of land in Middlebury, presented a picturesque scene of a traditional house in the countryside. The challenge of the remodel was to...

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1929 Farmhouse

1929 Farmhouse

Surrounded by a neighboring horse farm overlooking a series of small ponds and one hundred acres of conservation land, this 1929 farmhouse is located less than a mile from the village of Sharon...

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The New Farmhouse

The New Farmhouse

Sitting atop a hill overlooking 125 acres of beautiful New England countryside, stands what appears to be a historic farmhouse. However, The New Farmhouse is both a classic style home with a modern...

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Sherborn Shingle Style

Sherborn Shingle Style

The program called for a new family home twenty minutes outside of Boston in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Inspired by the five plus acres of nicely landscaped property with exceptional views overlooking...

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Hillside Barn

Hillside Barn

"Serenity" was the word used by the client, a busy professional couple, to describe the ambiance desired for a new vacation home overlooking Pleasant Lake. The visual metaphor of an old barn was used...

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House of Shifting Sands

House of Shifting Sands

Sited gently on the lower slope of a dramatic dune and surrounded by miles of National Seashore scrub pines is a warm, modern beach house that is more than just a place to enjoy ocean views and sea...

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Westport River House

Westport River House

Built on a gentle slope on the Westport River, less than a mile from the coast in southeastern Massachusetts, is an unabashedly modern glass house designed for a well-known general contractor and his...

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Narraganett RI Renavation

Narraganett RI Renavation

The biggest challenges we faced with this project was getting the home completed for the owners to enjoy for summer of 2015 and to stay within their budget. Winter was harsh with excessive snow, ice...

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Redbud House

Redbud House

The Redbud House is a newly built stunning 3 Bedroom, 3.5 bath contemporary design home set in a small grove of redbuds, rhododendrons, flame azaleas, and mountain laurels. The circle drive features...

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