I know that is a bold statement to make. Living in a LEED-certified home does not guarantee that you’ll live to be 100, or even to the next day. If that proverbial beer trucking comes heading at you, it won’t matter how green your home is. But, all things being equal, living in a green-built […]
As we’re wrapping up construction of 631 James Alexander Way, a number of tests for both ENERGY STAR and LEED certification are conducted. These tests help to verify that the house performs as designed, with the result being not only a more efficient home, but also a comfortable and healthy home as well. This video […]
Every year the week before Christmas Santa Claus comes to Davidson and is driven around town on a fire truck. Typically Santa rides on what looks like a 1940s era truck, but this year he pimped his ride and visited Davidson’s neighborhoods on a new ladder truck. How Santa manages to be in so many […]
I was really struggling with a paint scheme for this home. I knew I wanted lots of color to go with the Arts and Crafts style, but didn’t want to get too terribly far out. I put up several sample patches on the siding until the house looked liked Dolly Parton’s ‘Coat of Many Colors.’ […]
Several years ago I visited a 1920s home in Charlotte. On the back was a sleeping porch. I’d never seen one before, but I fell in love with it. I love sleeping outside, and still sleep with the windows open whenever possible. Shortly after I saw the Stones River Farm plan, and fell in love […]
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514 Walnut is the first house we built in Davidson Springs in the heart of downtown Davidson. Several people have told me they consider it to be the best example of infill construction in Davidson, and many others have asked whether it is a new home or a renovation. In a way, it is a […]