Residential Design

Vol 4, 2017

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

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Geologic Time And then everything ground to a halt, as the husband's day job grew more demand- ing of his attention elsewhere. It took nearly five years of fits and starts for the project to reach the finish line. Mean- while, the family crammed into the rustic, 800-square-foot log cabin on visits back (John Jennings renovated it enough to be livable) and continued to meet with the firm periodically to discuss the master plan for the property. Although not great for the balance sheets of architecture firms and custom building companies, taking time to live on a property and to get to know its rhythms and character is always helpful to the own- ers. During the extended project hiatus, the wife collected finds from all over the world that she asked to have incorporated into the new house. The husband, too, developed an inventory of items to include in his private office space. And each of the four boys had a say in how their rooms would look. Over time, the wife's tastes emerged as Clockwise from top left: An exercise and party barn is runaway space for the boys. Salvaged wood clads its exteriors and interiors. The double-height living/ dining area links the two sleeping wings with a second-story bridge. The stone fireplace surround is Montana Moss rock, also used on the exterior. VOL. 4, 2017 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM 51

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