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Artist Modern Remodel

Artist Modern Remodel

A whole house remodel that transformed a late 1940's ranch style house with 8 foot ceilings into modern, spacious, gallery like space for an empty nester couple, one of whom is an artist.The project succeeded through a great collaboration between owner, architect and a design-build contractor

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Modern Tradition

Modern Tradition

The design of this shingle and stone residence is a dialogue between modern and tradition. While the clients enjoy modern aesthetic and furnishings they also wanted a traditional floor plan and...

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Leaning Timber Haus

Leaning Timber Haus

This contemporary, Arcadian-style residence was sited on a hilltop overlooking the 2.1 acre property. The house has a zen-like quiet and diminutive feel at the approach but is expansive toward the...

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House on the Cape

House on the Cape

Our clients wanted something lodge or barn inspired, and that formed the basis of the design concept. The timber frame in the main space was the big "move" on the interior, and the detailing on it...

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Off-The-Grid Near Leavenworth

Off-The-Grid Near Leavenworth

To create a compact off-the-grid home that can comfortabley adjust to the extream seasonal weather changes and accomidate guests.

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TREEHOUSE by the MARSH

TREEHOUSE by the MARSH

The owner's desire was to design a very small home on a small piece of land by the marsh, four miles by tidal creek to the Atlantic Ocean. She retained an architect interested in small-home design...

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Hudson Valley Home

Hudson Valley Home

Having spent part of every summer for the past 40 years in New York's Catskills, my wife, Karen, and I always knew we wanted to own a piece of those mountains. But as our children grew and left...

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Magnolia View

Magnolia View

The main goal of this project included updating the non-descript 1950's ranch style home with a modern aesthetic. We did this by keeping several goals in mind including increasing the ceiling height, taking advantage of the amazing city views, and integrating the kitchen into the main living space.

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Victoria Crest

Victoria Crest

GOALS: 1) Maximize views 2) Create a product with no direct competition 3) Generate custom opportunities

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Granite Hill Retreat

Granite Hill Retreat

The clients purchased a secluded perch on the site of a former granite quarry that offers stunning views of the Blue Hill Peninsula. After camping on the property for almost 10 years and learning the...

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Adams Residence- Colonial to Transitional

Adams Residence- Colonial to Transitional

Open up divided rooms to create more of a great room feeling. To be able to see who was at the front door while working in the kitchen. Incorporate universal design elements so owners can make this their forever home. Add storage in kitchen and master suite. Balance the budget with the desire for quality finishes. Select finishes that have a sleek look and are also easy to clean and maintain.

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Brooksmith Bungalow

Brooksmith Bungalow

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512 Archer is a 1920s-Inspired Craftsman Bungalow, carefully restored & expanded to introduce modern conveniences while maintaining a sense of history. The original home built in 1926 was a 1500 sf...

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Chesapeake Bay House Annapolis

Chesapeake Bay House Annapolis

Our goal was to design a highly energy efficient house to be shared by two families (a brother and a sister and their families) as a weekend and vacation get-away. The home was designed to capture...

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Macleod, Urban Strawbale Addition and Renovation

Macleod, Urban Strawbale Addition and Renovation

The goal was a home that is beautiful, functional, low maintenance, highly energy efficient, with low toxicity and built with materials that are sustainable and renewable. The concept was to restore the two principal rooms and open up the ground floor and create a new living space.

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Bradshaw Ranch House

Bradshaw Ranch House

Summer home on a Montana family ranch for a family member living on the East Coast. The house had to be flexible enough to accommodate up to 60 people for family gatherings with room for 12 or more extra family members to sleep there during the holidays. Local material use was emphasized as well as energy efficiency. The house will eventually serve as a full-time residence.

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Aspen Ridge II

Aspen Ridge II

To bring a new and innovative design idea to the greater Kansas City Metro area by eliminating the formal dining room, once sought after by so many.

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McCarty- North Fork Wine Country Residence

McCarty- North Fork Wine Country Residence

Our Project Goals: 1) Summer house, eventual retirement home. 2) Place to relax and be part of and observe the natural environment. 3) Walking distance to beach and sunsets. 4) Informal plan to entertain family and friends. 5) outdoor rooms. 6) Comfortable vacation feel. 7) Each space serves at least one specific need with built ins. 8) Low maintenance/long lasting materials. 9) Location where there is a farm to fork, wine culture.

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566 Paradise

566 Paradise

We tried to create an indoor-outdoor house along a busy street by layering facades and landscape elements on the west side, enclosing private glazed and open areas to the south.

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Rammed Earth House

Rammed Earth House

This house is beautiful - from the inside out. Outside, the unpretentious design is at home with the wooded lots, the wildflowers, and the rugged terrain of the Gatineau Park. The deep-plum tones of...

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Millcreek House

Millcreek House

The Millcreek house is sited adjacent to the historic Millcreek stream, which flows from the Wasatch Range and the base of Mount Olympus to the Salt Lake Valley. The design concept is a light filled...

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Fontana Lake House

Fontana Lake House

This LEED Gold certified house is located at Fontana Lake in Western North Carolina, quite near the water. Our clients sought this lake front location to enjoy lake activities, so being close to the...

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Bungalow West

Bungalow West

This second story addition and new front porch help solve the need for more space while retaining the charm of the smaller home that the Owners fell in love with. The new upstairs features two...

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Urban Farm House

Urban Farm House

Situated in the City with a large lot surrounded by gardens, this house maximizes square footage to get as much living space as possible in a small footprint while straddling the line between rural...

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All Around Farm

All Around Farm

This circa 1870 carriage barn was once part of a large summer estate outside of Philadelphia, PA.  It was used as a car storage facility during World War II.  In 1957 Milton Kulp, Jr. Junie...

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House on an Island

House on an Island

Located on a small island off the coast of Maine, this project began as a renovation. Initially, our clients hoped that an existing building on their property could be rehabilitated: a structure that...

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Seattle Box Remodel

Seattle "Box" Remodel

Seattle "Box" homes are prized for their stately appearance and generous floor plans. What isn't often provided though is an easy way to convert these older homes into homes with generous and open...

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Avalon Residence

Avalon Residence

Designed for the family as a "Nantucket" shingle style vacation home, the house was envisioned to be a gathering destination and easy beach living for friends and family to enjoy for generations...

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