We start each project with an eye to expanding space and we finish it with a neutral palette, according to minimalist design values, so that living in one of our homes showcases you and the way you flow through life.
We are here because the amazing Pacific Northwest ecosystem speaks to us. We believe that nature is core to the home and not an afterthought, so we work with our landscape team from Day One of design. Showcasing organic materials, our homes invite you to listen to your natural surroundings, so that the elemental becomes part of your every day life.
We mine our community for creatives, craftsmen and artists and foster their prosperity while we channel their genius to curate our homes with details that make them unique, cool and inspiring. Our custom homes are designed and made exclusively in PDX.
Our model is built on finding properties with untapped potential and fully realizing it. This half acre property we call the Longhouse, is just minutes from Nike and Intel, on a quiet dead end street. Despite its condition, the site and the bones of the home spoke to us.
Although this home was built as a spec home, our conceptualization is always grounded in three things: 1) our design ethic 2) a shared vision with our client and (3) the character of the land itself. For the Longhouse and our contiguous development project, we did basic massing studies that address all three.
When working with a client, concepts are further personalized thru multiple consultations including image sharing of design aspirations on interactive Pinterest pages.
We consult with our clients to create and revise floorplans that articulate their functional needs and ways of moving in their home space. As a design/build firm, we also collaborate at the design level with the various trades that will execute the work so the details are ironed out early, before construction. This also allows us to innovate with structure, materials and technology.
Your home's story is personified by our Materials Palette books, which include samples of each surface that will define the sensual experience of your home. A Design Portfolio that includes every detail of the building projects, including: appliances, lighting & plumbing fixtures, tile and flooring specifications, casework shop drawings and landscape lives on site for cross reference by our trades people.
Floor plans and elevations are not always enough to envision major design and structural decisions. Consequently, we offer more robust tools to aid clients in their decision-making. We often utilize these renderings to vet proportions, materials, colors and interior design decisions prior to execution.
We execute builds with outcomes that replicate and exceed the design concept. That's because the creative process doesn't stop at floor plans and elevations. Our magic is in the mix of site, design and fabrication.
Having a clear understanding of the building process is critical to an enjoyable and successful project. We've vetted and enlisted a powerful management software to keep us on target with budgeting, scheduling and tracking daily progress. We use it to streamline communication with our vendors and subcontractors and stay on schedule.
In addition, our software maximizes efficiency within our Team through: