Now that April has come and gone, I thought I would finally post the pictures from the article featured in Better Homes and Garden about our personal home renovation that my wife and I completed several years ago.
I keep meaning to post about a house I have designed here in Atlanta. The preliminary design was a ton of fun, and coordinating with the homeowner and landscape architect provided some great imagery that I have wanted to share for a while. Suddenly the roof is framed and I realize I am way behind on updating the progress, so here we go. I will start with the preliminary design sketches……
This site was a challenge because of how steep it is. We aimed to streamline the kind of hardscape and plants that were used, plus consider a pool and appropriate parking, guests, etc. It was clear a good landscape architect was necessary, and Todd and Missy of Bellwether LA were just what the project needed. Take a look at their concept……
Below are a few photo updates that show progress as of this morning:
My first ever project in the Texas Hill Country is going wonderful. The bunkhouse was the first priority for construction as it acted as a test-tube for the various finishes and methods we would later use on the main house. Those images are shown in the previous post. Below is a more focused look at the main house progress from start of construction to date.
The following video covers more progress from the homeowner’s perspective.
To look deeper inside the process:
We began construction of this family compound in late November and the past 3 months have been very productive. First I will cover the progress of the bunkhouse, a 4 bedroom / 2 bath structure:
Since this project is in Texas, I am not able to see it on a weekly basis like my Atlanta projects. Luckily the homeowner has a lot of fun documenting the process. Check it out:
The climate for home renovations seems to be heating up over the past 6 months, due in large part to the poor selection of homes for sale inside the perimeter of Atlanta, Ga. Poor choices by home owners, cheap materials and bad design concepts are obvious everywhere if you have recently been house hunting. An exception to this is the newly listed home on East Conway by Tate Builders. I had the pleasure of taking this mid-century modern house in the Chastain area and making it livable for the modern family with additional bedrooms, great outdoor space and open floor plan. Check it out!
I am happy to see Barbara Westbrook being recognized for her fine work on this bathroom. I also had the pleasure of working with her on this design while I was the project manager for the architectural side of the design for this house while I working for Keith Summerour. The construction was done by Rick Fierer of Bildon Construction.