Cayucos Beach House Update

Just submitted this to the County for permit.  Looking forward to seeing it built next Spring.

Modern Granny Unit Update

Pretty close to starting construction documents on this one.  Made a little video for the client….  

The Insolence of Architecture

I’m sorry, but I really enjoy this critic’s consistently contrarian view of modern architecture and its starchitects. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/jun/05/insolence-architecture/

Modern Granny Unit

….for a pretty modern granny currently on the boards.  🙂

Cayucos Beach House

A fun little Cayucos beach house currently on the boards.  They have a pretty stunning view from the second level south toward Morro Rock.  

Moxie Cafe, Open for Business!

Just went and had my first lunch at the new Moxie Cafe.  Still in soft opening mode, but go check it out!  The food and service is great, and of course the atmosphere is second to none.  😉  The contractor, Vernon Edwards,  did a terrific job…
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Best of Houzz 2014

Houzz has quickly become one of the central web platforms for home remodeling and design.  It is a great place for home design professionals and potential clients to connect, share ideas, and offer advice.  I have had several clients find me here, and they can…
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New Custom Home Going up on Huasna Road, Arroyo Grande

It’s always fun to see a new custom home  going up, and to just get out of the office for a few minutes and remind myself of what it used to be like working at this end of the field more.  Love the sound of…
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More Stuff You Probably Didn’t Know Architects Did

Since I spent about 14 years in a previous life as a design/build contractor, this stuff still feels pretty normal to me, but you probably didn’t know that fairly often as an architect I still need to bring a ladder and some tools to a…
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Residential Fire Sprinkler Cost at All Time Low

This is an issue that comes up quite frequently, even for seemingly smaller residential addition/remodel projects.  Since 2007, residential fire sprinklers have been required throughout the state of California for all new structures (including additions) larger than 1000 sq.ft.  In San Luis Obispo County, this…
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