Years ago I had a wonderful couple get in touch with me and they strongly wanted me to design and build their house. They had an incredible piece of land that was steeply pitched and offered amazing views. Their concept drawings were just awful, not appropriate with the lay of the land at all, and on top of that they told me that they didn’t want to use any salvaged antique materials… which is what I am known for… that’s my specialty.
I did my best to dissuade them, telling them that I was clearly not their builder, but they were persistent, and for that I am ever so thankful. It was a pleasurable experience serving these kind people. I take pride in the finished home, and they have remained dear friends all these years.
The thing I want to point out to all my online friends today in looking at this photo, and the photos to follow in the next few days, is that this is the back of the house, on most homes the backside is the ugliest side of the house.
Most homes designed and built today have one attractive face and the other three sides are given little thought. I do my best to make sure a home has three great profiles… if I get four, I am tickled.
In this photo we are still “working away” on her. The chimney is going up. The redwood siding is nearly finished. And the copper roof will be completed once the stonework is done.
Originally posted 2015-02-02 19:45:21.