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A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

A garden for the morning and one in the afternoon.

The layout of this home brings the best elements of the outdoors inside. And creates a cozy retreat. A creative floor-plan makes for amazing spaces

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All concrete home, 3 stories ICF block construction

All concrete home, 3 stories ICF block construction

All ICF exterior walls, 3 stories! 10,000 heated sq. ft., six car garage, indoor shooting range! Custom wood windows with 12" jams, ZO6 glass. Hers rating of 52! 

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Locate Your Building on a Plot Plan with SketchUp

Locate Your Building on a Plot Plan with SketchUp

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With the challenges of setbacks, easements, drainage planning, and other code compliance issues, it's important to get the location for a structure properly on the lot. Google's free 3-D modeling software has some features that make drawing a plot plan a snap.

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Mountain Porch Retreat

Mountain Porch Retreat

Our region has an extended outdoor season that the homeowners wanted to take full advantage of. The existing deck was not adequate for hosting large parties and had no covered space for protection...

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We Poured A Foundation!

We Poured A Foundation!

We poured our foundation this friday and everything went wonderfully.  For the full low down check out the blog here. The pour went so well and we were lucky to have two awesome...

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A Different Kind of Foundation

A Different Kind of Foundation

When we first started planning our house we assumed our foundation would be like many others in the area.  The typical footers with stemwalls, we researched using Insulated Concrete Forms and...

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How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

How to look at houses (like an architect): Base

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Take a video tour with architect Katie Hutchison to train your eye on houses -- starting with the base.

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Siting a House

Siting a House

Things to consider when you want to take advantage of the sun's free energy.

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Carpenter quits job, builds himself a tropical island

Carpenter quits job, builds himself a tropical island

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Who hasn't dreamed of giving up the 9-to-five and escaping to a tropical island to while away the days until the bank account ran dry? Well, carpenter Richie Sowa is one who made the move and is...

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Fine Shedbuilding

Fine Shedbuilding

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Forget the shed! It’s not about the SHED!

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Our Vermont Home Project

Our Vermont Home Project

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This is the first gallery entry for the new home construction project my wife and I are working on in Plainfield, Vermont.  These are a few snapshots of our life & project to date.

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Keauhou mauka replacement deck

Keauhou mauka replacement deck

The finished replacement utility area/garden deck.  Note new, ABS plastic drain vent on wall behind reinstalled utility sink.  New, capped hollow tile wall protects deck and serves as low...

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Double Decker

Double Decker

The upper balcony was falling off of the house, and the downstairs bedroom had only a window to the outside.   We designed and built a deck that is twice the square footage of the...

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Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

Building Our First House: Floor Plan & Elevations Tour

After our house was featured in Fine Homebuilding (February) we've had requests to see our floor plan. For those interested this page shows the working plan - minus dimensions & notes - from...

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Kitchen

Kitchen

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A well appointed kitchen without the large expense.

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