Alison Moore Smith July 11th, 2008
Went to the lot today to take my dad to see it. Between last week and this, some landscaper came by with two truckloads of garbage and just dumped them on our lot. Mostly it was sod scraps. Also included a number of broken pallettes and some trash.
Lovely. I suppose saving a trip to the dump was worth their integrity.
Alison Moore Smith July 10th, 2008
Looking for someone to remove the 20ish foot tree on our lot, stump and all. We also have a bit of old barbed wire fence and a sewer pipe that we need hauled away. Made some inquiries.
While at the dentist with the kids I did some more work on the camera den/desk area cabinets that are just outside the kitchen. I’m thinking of natural cherry cabinets and quartz counters.
Alison Moore Smith May 1st, 2008
Whenever we are building, we make it a habit to attend the Parade of Homes in both Utah and Salt Lake counties. I can’t get enough of it. Sam was overdosed about three years back. But it was at the Parade that we made a remarkable discovery. Remarkable, at least, for custom home builders who are not students of architecture.
Over the years there were a few homes I was incredibly drawn to. Practically speaking, the floor plans didn’t fit our needs at all. But I kept going back to them and loved them. Finally (duh!) I made the connection. All of them were craftsman-style homes.
Now up to that point, I didn’t know a thing about different architectural styles and didn’t know anything about bungalows or craftsman homes at all. But I did notice the similarities in the detail work. That was what I loved about all these homes. The look and feel. And it didn’t take long to find a name for it.
Even more amazing was the fact that this look that I love has elements that Sam already decided to include in order to make the home energy efficient. A perfect match.
While we won’t be looking for “pure craftsman,” it will be the main influence, as far as it serves our needs.