Monthly Archives: March 2011

Site Plan

If you have been following these posts, I hope you have concluded “nice floor plans, but how does it fit on the site?”  So here’s the answer….. so far. Edgewater lot with footprint We have to comply with setback restrictions … Continue reading

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Lower Level Floorplan

What’s the difference between a cellar, a basement, and the lower level in a house?  Is it in the eye of where the beholder stands on the stairs? Here is the floor plan for the lower level of the home … Continue reading

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Main Floor Plan

Here is the floor plan for our new home. Edgewater main floor If I force my mind to clear any preconceived notions, then try to look at the floor plan from the perspective of a fresh pair of eyes, my … Continue reading

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Reach out to Academia

This blog will sell nothing other than the spirit of finding and promoting a more energy efficient, sustainable, and accessible way to design and build the homes that we live in.   While we want to build that much “better … Continue reading

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Goodbye radiant floor

Goodbye radiant floor.  Though we never really knew you, we are sad to see you go away. Our original vision included radiant floor heating.  Though we’ve never lived in a home with radiant floors, we had read numerous articles celebrating … Continue reading

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Draft Wall X-Section

I’ve always enjoyed watching new homes being built.   From the humble beginnings of a simple hole in the ground, a succession of tradesmen arrive daily to craft concrete, lumber, roofing, windows, drywall, copper pipes into basic shelter, before giving … Continue reading

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