This is a project that had clients wishing to remodel a 70's style box into a "green" arts and craft style home. The house was stripped down to studs and all new plumbing, electrical and foam insulation was installed. We added Geo Thermal heating and a 16 MGW solar panel and lowered the heating bills in winter more than half.
This project took over a year to complete. We only used Certified Green lumber and materials to build this house. The clients were living in New York and we did the whole project using the internet and lots of phone calls. I worked closely with the contractor and owners to ensure everything was built to the highest quality and it shows in the details.
This project was originally designed by another architect, but the owner and I made so many changes it became a completely different house than the original. We added all the modern mountain styles that the owner wanted so this became a true design/build project. I think the way it turned out was great and was nominated for House of the Year in the Tahoe Quartley Magazine.
BLOG AND NEWS
This winter has seen lumber prices reaching all time highs as construction is booming and repairs and rebuilding are going strong in areas hit by the hurricanes.
I am announcing a 20% discount for clients that were affected by the Napa fire and the fires in southern California. Call to book your time as soon as possible. I also consult for people having problems getting money enough to rebuild their homes destroyed by fire. I helped many people maximize their claims in both the Mt. Vision fire and Oakland fires.