Category: Exterior work

Remodel: Rustic Chic Project Kick-off

The wet climate of the Seattle winters can make substantial remodels a sensitive prospect for much of the year.  To our great fortune, the remodel we started this week is predominately interior work.  That paired with the slab on grade structure, few finish materials remaining and our Lakeville’s careful attention make this an ideal winter

Custom Home: Clyde Hill Nantucket – Trim Out

The homeowners are scheduling movers for our custom home in Clyde Hill.  While it will be early December before we have all of the sign-offs and the trucks back up to the garage with a family’s earthly belongings, things really are taking shape inside. Here’s a short photo tour (I can’t wait until we have

West Seattle – Professional Photos

I just received the professional photos from our staged and completed project in West Seattle.  A synopsis of the backstory: The previous owner was a “flipper” who lost this project to the bank half way through.  The bank has been a client of ours for a number of projects, and asked us to help them


Our client, on the recently completed West Seattle house as well as the Vuecrest completion, recently wrote me a recommendation on LinkedIn. I’m pretty sure that I am not deserving of all his compliments, but clearly I’m not so put aside by them that I’m not willing to share them here. “On two occasions my

Project Update: Clyde Hill Nantucket – Finish Trades

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this project, and our clients who have been out of town for 6 weeks are set to return.  We’re happy to report that things are just about exactly where we told them they would be at this point, several months back. The siding is complete, except for a

Project Update: West Seattle Contemporary

I lied. I thought that the next set of photos on this house I’d post were going to be the professional ones.  However, after a visit yesterday, with the staging partially complete, I felt I just had to share. A little master closet “wow.” And I promise, the next images will be by a real

Kirkland Stylized Traditional: Roof Trusses

It’s been a while since I gave a project update.  However, inactivity on my blogging end doesn’t mean that the projects haven’t continued at a fairly quick pace. The house is really taking shape.  All the exterior walls and most of the interior walls are framed.  Roof trusses are on, and likely by the time

Clyde Hill Nantucket: Not All Is As It Appears

Kind of looks the same as this, doesn’t it.  And that was nearly 3 weeks ago. However, things are still moving along at a quick click, which this photo doesn’t indicate.  Actually, at this point of the project, the exterior is no longer the critical path.  While our sider meticulously whittles away at crafting the

Clyde Hill Cape Cod: Project Update, Windows in and Building Paper On

As what is most easily visible moves along, it is no longer the critical path of the project. After we are what we refer to as “buttoned up”, the focus moves to the inside of the house where the systems are being roughed in. Electrical pulled, air systems ducted and plumbing, um, plumbed. Over the