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Ask An Architect! Seminar Openings
Dreaming about a home design project and not sure where to start? Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs? Whether your project is a small remodel or new construction — or if you are just curious about the design process — AIA architects can help. Join us for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget and schedule, tips for hiring the right team, and how you and your designer can work together to make the most of any project. The classes will be held at the Center for Architecture & Design // 1010 Western Avenue – Saturdays from 9:00-11:00 am Be sure to bring your “napkin sketch” to this interactive workshop. Coffee and light snacks will be provided! Register for the seminars at the links below: September 23 | October 21 | November 18 | December 9 | January 13, 2018 | February 10 | March 10 | April 14
Lake House Remodel: Finishing Touches - Blog #5
Work has come to a close at the Lake House Remodel, a project that completely transformed what once was a little 1900s cottage on the lake. Before we arrived, the house had endured additions and remodels here and there and our work to create a cohesive, contemporary home was cut out for us. While our Builds team put the finishing touches on the home this past week, we were able to snap a few photographs to capture the last bit of hustle and bustle. We even had a few surprise visitors that made for a fun afternoon. You can see the series of blogs documenting the construction of this house here. Blogs in this series: Design Behind the Lake House Remodel Behind the Scenes: Lake House Remodel Framing the Lake House Remodel Lake House Remodel: Construction Progress Lake House Remodel: Finishing Touches
While we try our best, sometimes you just aren't prepared for an inspection, and that happened today when a mother duck and her ducklings waddled in for their examination of the site (and move in, likely) of the Lake House Remodel. Of course, all of the subcontractors stopped what they were doing to take turns speaking with the new inspectors and giving them a good pat on the head. The verdict: They approve - although they've been keeping a close eye on us ever since! You can see our blog series on the construction of the Lake House Remodel here.
The Bainbridge Farmhouse: Construction Photos
Our last post on the Bainbridge Island House was an early look at our ideas for the farm house-inspired home. Just under a year later, we have our first pictures of the house in construction! To recap the schematic intent, the home was carefully designed to have a strong indoor-outdoor connection to the Island's lush greenery and fauna, including it's particular situation on the site to collect the most natural light. The home will be a permanent residence for two active retirees and was designed as such; we allowed for wide corridors and doorways, a one-floor living area, and an abundance of natural light - all imperceptible aging-in-place strategies. The photo montages below show the foundation, simple form, and prominent roof taking shape - ideas borrowed from the Island's rural vernacular. The project finally broke ground in October after a few months delay, and has been moving along quickly ever since! The very