October 11, 2018
It is harvest time in Sonoma and Napa Counties, the grapes are ready. This modern structure with corrugated siding is ripe with agricultural references. The peaked roof, farmhouse exterior lights,…
October 10, 2018
A red pen, a plan, and careful air-barrier installation are essential when building an energy-efficient home
October 2, 2018
After a long day of photographing this wonderful home in Seattle, the final shot listed was the “dusk” shoot. The occupants of the house came home and were barbecuing on…
The standing-seam metal and the tilt-turn windows contribute to the aesthetic and to the performance of the house
September 25, 2018
AdvanTech subfloor stands up to the rain until the house is dried in.
Walking about in the Garden district of New Orleans last week, I was taken by the myriad of homes in varying styles. Fifteen-foot ceilings, balconies, massive storm shutters, and wrought…
September 19, 2018
The penalty for a durable elevated slab is a time-consuming framed floor assembly
September 18, 2018
Looking at this view of this home in the middle of a residential development in Sonoma, the architectural vocabulary used stands out among the neighbors. The classic barn red and…
September 11, 2018
Second-floor framing and the kitchen and living-room lid.
This soring two-story space is an artist and tinkerers dream. Clerestory windows on all four sides bring in loads of light to create the feeling of a cathedral. Slab concrete…
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