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.
Category Archive: House
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.
Finding a builder on Orcas Island can be a challenge. In the end, we made it happen the old fashioned way: by showing up.
Any big project comes down to relationships. This is especially true for couples who are working together on their own house project. It helps if you share a brain.
In the summer of 2019, the biggest project of our lives commenced. We had everything in place to build a custom home on Orcas Island.
After a year of renovation, the Hunter House finally became more real and we became more and more excited to see, and live in, the final product.
Before the demolition of the Hunter House began, we had an idea: what if we got the process started with a demolition party and gave everyone tools of destruction?
Renovating the Hunter House in Seattle, a whole-house renovation project in that involved adding a story on the top level and rebuilding most of the main level.
In 2017, we bought a house on Orcas Island that had 15 sides and was circular like a yurt. What it lacked in quality, it made up for in shabby charm.
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. In June of 2017, Sachi and I left Seattle for a camping trip and came home with an idea we assumed would blow over. Surely, time and debate would see it whither. Surely. We started the trip with...