Our House

Our House

We moved here in ’91. Of all the houses we looked at this was the one that had been designed by the owner – all the rest were plan book or speculative. So many projects. A word of advice – if you ask your spouse their opinion you’d better be...
Another house in the woods.

Another house in the woods.

Some projects are built well or at least competently built but have no redeeming characteristics beyond that. Some projects are built poorly but have character worth rehabilitating – this is one of those. The first line of their program was – “We...
Home in the woods

Home in the woods

This project was originally designed by a great architect. And that is fine as long as you don’t have to deal with it. This was to be a passive solar home so efficient that you wouldn’t really need to have an HVAC system, but the bank requires it –...
Tea house and Landscape/ design build.

Tea house and Landscape/ design build.

I did a lot of research for this before I designed and built it. i stayed as true to the philosophy of the tea house as possible. Natural materials, the concerns of physical life and world left outside, exposed building systems, calm and serene and it serves a s a...
Various projects – including stained glass.

Various projects – including stained glass.

I do a lot of lighting design – layout, specifying and actual design. It is very hard to get a good picture of a lighting installation – they have to be experienced for the most part. Lighting is one of the biggest determining factors of success in a...