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A first-hand blog/journal of the design and construction of a modern home.
A Year And A Half After Moving In
2012-01-25 00:14
It’s now been about a year and a half after moving in, and since many people have asked me to do a follow-up post on how things are going, I thought I would do that. Overall Overall… Read More
The Complete Timelapse
2010-11-18 04:22
Putting together the final timelapse was a lot more difficult than expected. Since the construction cam was snapping one shot every five minutes and saving it to my server, there were 288 s… Read More
2010-11-05 05:48
Now that the house is all completed and everything’s paid for, I thought I’d share some of the final costs and statistics of the project. Half the fun of keeping such meticulous… Read More
Interior Lighting Detail
2010-10-01 02:49
Finally, we come to the final post on this blog that involves a stage of the project and the expenses associated with it. Whew! Onto the subject of the post: lighting. I came into this const… Read More
Doorbells, Numbers, Mailboxes, And Carpets
2010-09-29 05:02
As I get ready to post the final costs for the project, I have two entries to sneak in first: this one covering several items and another one covering decorative lighting. The doorbell For… Read More
Hardscape Detail
2010-09-22 03:40
One of the most successful aspects of the entire project, without question, has been the hardscaping. Not only were the contractors — Jim and Jim of Blackhawk Construction — amo… Read More
Smarter Space Usage With Sliding Doors
2010-09-22 02:01
One of the things that can make a house feel too big is an abundance of hallways and rooms. You know the style: you walk in and there are three hallways leading to different places. You walk… Read More
How To Design A Perfect Bathroom
2010-09-01 04:17
Bathrooms are a big deal. People sink a lot of money into them because of the labor and materials involved, but rarely do homeowners take a close look at the usability of their prospective… Read More
Mitigating Solar Gain With Motorized Shades
2010-08-29 22:47
The shades from outside the house. Only the uppers are down in this shot. Given that the house faces Puget Sound to the southwest and the view side is almost completely glass, it was of utm… Read More

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