A look at a home construction project on Orcas Island, WA as the framing is being built.
Category Archive: Architecture
House plans are not written in stone. Achieving what you want requires constant edits and course corrections and it’s best to catch them in advance.
As the foundation was poured on the new house, I learned about concrete in construction and the history of lime production in the San Juan Islands.
A few notes on the house project and our plans, as is was coming together in 2019.
To afford the construction project, we had to think big in terms of changes and that meant considering what we could keep and what we could remove from the design.
When we saw the construction estimate, we knew we had to change course and small changes weren’t enough. This was the path we took.
After all our design work, this was the day where we saw the estimate for the house we wanted to build. It didn’t go well.
As soon as decided to build, we called John, an architect, to get his help. This is how the design phase started.
We bought a yurt-shaped house on Orcas Island and have never looked back. This is what we were thnking at the time…