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  • Interior


    The Douglas fir gluelam beams and spruce decking that make up the ceiling throughout the house got a clear water-based finish that brought out contrast in the wood. Then we moved onto wall board, and interior color. I went with […]

  • Chimney


    Feedback was that a high-end beach rental needs to have a fireplace. This was not part of the original plan, so took some juggling to add it to the permit. I went with an attractive unit out of Canada, with […]

  • Exterior Paint and Colors

    Exterior Paint and Colors

    It was tricky to pick colors for this house, as it has many different textures and components that needed to go together, not clash.  I wanted to give the house a sort of contemporary NW feeling that highlighted the posts […]

  • Siding


    Framers have moved on the entry and the carport and we are right behind them with the siding… There was a lot of ladder work involved…   Just a quick update. Dan Brelsford, my esteemed “brother in law” from Montana, […]

  • Wall Framing

    Wall Framing

    Pictures tell the story here… First wall going up View out living room window… Guest Bedroom View Master Bedroom, Mountain View Right on the Water…. Street View Clear Story from street

  • Foundation Grade Beams and Floor Structure

    Foundation Grade Beams and Floor Structure

    With this home’s shoreline location, the foundation design utilizing deep pilings should enable it to float over the shifting sandy area from the nearby beach.  Furthermore, in a significant erosion event, such as happened in February 2004, the house should […]

  • Installing Steel Pilings for Foundation

    Installing Steel Pilings for Foundation

    Having owned this property for ten years, I felt that the we needed to design the foundation for the site, and suggested we set the the structure on deep pilings so that it would be able to float over the […]

  • Design and Planning

    Design and Planning

    After a long process, which included removing  the older double-wide (see video), planning, and permitting, we broke ground in mid-November 2012 on a new waterfront income property on Jamestown Beach, in Sequim Washington. The new two bedroom, two bathroom beach […]