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  • Reply Autumn April 21, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Beautiful!! So full of light, with a roomy layout.

  • Reply Kelli Johnson April 21, 2015 at 7:51 am

    UGH! The stark, minimalist, sort of grammar school cafeteria look – stainless/white/soulless look has been done to death. Please think of something with some actual originality and style. Not loving the see through balcony railing either. Frankly, all the white makes me want to set loose in the house a huge group of finger painting kindergartners that had great big bowls of sugary cereal for breakfast.

    The layout of the house is nice though as is all the light.

  • Reply Lisa E. April 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I like the layout very much and it could probably be massaged around into a THOW, me thinks. But that Christian cross on the upper deck has to go; too obnoxious for words.

    • Reply Empress Lockness April 21, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Haa! I didn’t even notice that until I read your post. Spot on!

    • Reply Patty April 21, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      FIRST thing that popped out when I saw the house! Other than that, I loved the simplicity of the home.

    • Reply Connie April 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Didn’t even give it a second thought, it’s a detail and probable not a religious statement.

    • Reply patti A April 21, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      I would very much like to have one build on a lot on Texas, how would I find a lot that would allow this.

      I love the cross. People are so petty.

    • Reply Ralph Livingston July 15, 2015 at 2:07 am

      I think some people look for stuff that offends them. I don’t think that was the builders intention…..but who knows? I would guess that old-style telephone poles must offend you to no end. (which is certainly your right!) I think it’s a great house and I didn’t notice the cross piece until you pointed it out……..

  • Reply Deborah Pearl April 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Months of dark clouds make the minimalist white a good choice for the interior of his Pacific Northwest home. Everything about this home is good, solid, practical design. The exterior is wonderful. It sits well on this small laneway lot and it’s use of outdoor space is pleasing and well thought out. Aesthetics are personal and so is the interpretation of the structural framing “reading” as a Christian cross.

  • Reply Judith Tarrant-Milliman April 21, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Awesome home just love the design ! I agree it needs some bold colors. However the Christian cross stays, don’t know whether the person making he comments is atheist or not but it is a design to optimize light for Goodness Sake

  • Reply Hope Henry April 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    A lovely home…restful, uncluttered…a thinker’s home. I love the cool palette, as a home’s real warmth comes from the generosity of spirit of the inhabitants.

  • Reply Kristine Plunkett April 21, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Love this house. Only want to know if you build in other areas? For instance North Carolina, USA.

  • Reply georgia75 April 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    If they want have a cross on their house that’s their business since they paid for it. I do not know why this should bother you since you did not pay for this house.

  • Reply Daisy April 21, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    What are the dimensions of the house? I didn’t see any sq. footage or other dimensions. Thanks,

  • Reply Connie April 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    What great use of space and light. Love the minimalist look and feel! it’s not stark you can always add color.

  • Reply Pat Boice April 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    How funny re the “cross”!! I had to go back and look at it – sure enough, it does look like a cross.

  • Reply Elisa April 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Love the layout and all the light as well but would change decor and add some color. Didn’t notice the cross so also had to go back and look – agree, it has to go!

  • Reply Robert April 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    That is not a cross, it is a natural design feature of this type of construction.
    And, there is nothing wrong with crosses!

  • Reply Steve Holt April 21, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Love the Cross…just not on your house.

  • Reply Susan April 21, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I love the feeling of this spare, clean, peaceful space. Until I read Lisa’s reply about the cross, I did not think of that framing as a cross – it does look a little churchy on the outside once it is pointed out but the bedroom is lovely and the same framing is there too. With flowers, books, a few magazines, this home would suit me to a “T”

  • Reply Cynthia Riley April 21, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Do you built on the Olympic Peninsula in WA state? What is the square footage of this home, how many bedrooms/baths. Cost to build a cabin/cottage in the 950 square footage range; 2 bedroom; 2 – baths with shower-no tub. Thank you for a reply and pictures if available.

    • Reply Bryn Davidson April 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      This home is 1000sf, with a 220sf garage (i.e. 780sf of living space). 2 small bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs.
      The clients opted for a larger living area and smaller bedrooms within the allowed floor area.

      Here is a 940sf 2br, 2bath, 1 storey that we’re just finishing up now:

      We could design and prefab components for a project on the peninsula. The cost will depend on the site conditions and level of spec.

  • Reply Rose April 22, 2015 at 3:40 am

    “Christian cross has to go” because it’s “too obnoxious for words” … ?

    No, those remarks were too obnoxious for words… Too bad you all wrote them (those who did).

    It was pretty revealing, though, about what kind of people those who commented on it are, that you all had to IMAGINE there was a “Christian cross” there, first, before you could say what you did. You couldn’t even wait till you saw a REAL cross to get that hatred out. You had to get that hatred out like… RIGHT NOW, right?

    Must be tough keeping it all in, I guess…

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  • Reply Linda Kelley April 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I think it’s entirely beautiful, just as it is.

  • Reply Michael Waggoner April 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Lisa, “Empress”, Patty, Pat, Elisa, Susan…
    Since when is a cross “too obnoxious for words”?
    if you are lucky, the message behind that cross may someday save you from no life after death.
    Give it some thought….

    • Reply Michael Waggoner April 23, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      you allowed “obnoxious” comments about the cross…so you should also allow “supportive” comments about the cross…but you likely will not.

  • Reply Johntil April 26, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    will there be any building in georgia?

  • Reply Johntil April 26, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Looking for a honeymoon suite for my daughter To put in our backyard. Tinyhouse

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  • Reply Orchid Girl May 7, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Too stark white. I like much more color in my homes.

  • Reply PUTTY May 7, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I really like the layout and interior building itself, and even though I noticed the “cross” or “T” motif… I didn’t mind it, but as long as we’re pointing out what doesn’t work for us… for Me… what unnerves me most is the almost suburban mall-like exterior, complete with floating glass second floor balcony/terrace, and actual wooden cross at eaves trim. It’s almost an eerie statement or cheesy façade! Yikes!

  • Reply Shock Me May 7, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Love the layout but the blue exterior color makes the tan stained wood look like a cross. My first thought was “Cool church rectory!”

    I love all the built in storage and the flow of the house. It just needs solar panels and a garage for my EREV.

  • Reply Anna December 15, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Clean, stark, artless….literally ….artless. Too cold for me! Not much comfort to be had. Sit on the sofa and what do see? The TV. Seemingly a house, not a home, built for people who would rather not see or converse with their companions….weird.

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