Residential Design

VOL1 2019

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Thankfully, the project had a talented and fearless builder in George McLeod of McLeod Builders. He and Mark have collaborated on a number of tricky proj- ects. "He's one of our best builders. He's very open to doing new things and his craftsmanship is just great," says Mark. "If I could put him on every house, I would. He's the kind of contractor who asks his questions months in advance— not while holding a hammer on the job." Such forethought was essential on this project, especially when it came time to build those concrete walls. "We laid the forms on the ground and board formed the wall on top," Mark recalls. "We built shims so some of the slurry would press through. Then the forms and wall were tilted up into place. Because we were pouring a full basement and a full first story, the walls were 20 feet tall in one pour. It looked so huge, it was surreal." Using building materials as fin- ish materials is a key component of Clockwise from above: The view from the basement rec room to the first level. The cheerful mudroom hall from the garage also accesses the outdoor play area, hot tub, and basketball court. 59 VOL. 1, 2019 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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