Residential Architecture

Your home is your most personal of places; a sanctuary where you can express what is most meaningful to you. This belief guides our work: we design homes and remodels that are functional, beautiful and a joy to live in. Our homes enrich the lives of our clients.

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Residential Architecture

Your home is your most personal of places; a sanctuary where you can express what is most meaningful to you. This belief guides our work: we design homes and remodels that are functional, beautiful and a joy to live in. Our homes enrich the lives of our clients.

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Our new homes and DADUs span a range of architectural styles and have in common our key design principals: connection between inside and outside, floor plans that foster comfort, functionality and ease of living, and thoughtful attention to beautiful details within the owner’s budgets.

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Our goal is to create an addition that will integrate well with your existing home and site. We consider additions as an opportunity to either enhance the existing style of your home, OR to transform the house into something very different. Each project is so unique!

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We believe that remodeling an existing home is often the most sustainable way to upgrade a home. We assess your home to understand how best to work with what is existing, carefully consider what your needs are, and combine what we find to best inform the areas of new design.

Residential Construction Costs: An Update Heading into 2021!

What a year! Covid impacted the residential construction market in ways that took many of us by big surprise. After a month of paralysis in March 2020 when the magnitude of the pandemic settled in, builders quickly figured out safe ways to keep working, and home-owners starting acting on their need to add space to their homes. Demand has spiked for additions, remodels, and even for people building new homes in outer areas now that they foresee working remotely over the long-term. This increased demand along with historically low interest rates has fueled a boom in residential construction that doesn’t show any sign of abating any time soon. At the same time however, temporary shut-downs of factories and lumber mills in the early days of the pandemic caused a shortage of building materials. This, followed by increased demand on these same materials, has caused a huge rise in costs….most notable is the extreme increase in lumber costs. Availability of materials has also slowed down: factories have slowed production, and component parts are back-ordered, creating frustrating delays in construction schedules.

In our blogs we cover a range of topics: how to navigate the design and construction process, home design tips and trends, insights from our current projects under construction, as well as share our work with Architects Without Borders.

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