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The Bainbridge Farmhouse: Closed In and Making Progress!

Our last post on the Bainbridge Island Farmhouse left off with construction steaming ahead; the framing was up and roof was being installed. Our most recent site visit showed the exterior being sided, trimmed, and painted, while a flurry of work was still being completed on the interior. With the house fully closed in, work is progressing quickly on the interior; the next few photos show the sheetrock going up against the fir windows and then being mudded, trimmed, and painted. The next step is flooring, cabinets, tile and other finishes before it's completely move-in ready, which is scheduled for later this fall. For a look at the design behind this house, check out First Sketches, an early look at the design, orientation, and site planning of this charming aging-in-place home. The floor plan of this home is designed such that all activities can be accomplished on the main level for easy access in and

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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  

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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

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Surprise Inspection

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.

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