Category Archives: Work

Boston Common Magazine Features Berkshire Residence

Thanks to Boston Common Magazine and writer, Marni Katz for featuring our Berkshire Residence in their May 2018 print edition. Here is an excerpt of the article, see more about the Berkshire Residence, including a spectacular video, on our project page. The full article may be found in the Boston Common May 2018 digital edition. ## Cabin Fever How to design a dreamy Berkshires getaway with luxury decor, sweeping views and, above all, coziness. For five years, a particularly nature-loving Boston family escaped to a one-room cabin in the Housatonic River Valley in Great Barrington. That’s right, one room. Designed […]

Happy Window Reveal Party at “In Progress” EGR Residence

Happy Window Reveal to one of our special clients whose home construction is moving along in East Grand Rapids. Their super energy-efficient custom windows arrived on site last week and they were revealed once installed to the pleased birthday girl with a cake designed by Natty Em’s Cake Shop to look like the finished house! Matt Reinsma from Bespoke Homes organized the event and is doing an amazing job on the house. Follow the progress and view photos of a home under construction in East Grand Rapids at the new “In Progress” page here: East Grand Rapids Residence

West Michigan Design Week “Look Behind Design” @UICA

We’re excited to have our design for the new Gerald R. Ford International Airport Viewing Pavilion and Park on display this week at the UICA for West Michigan Design Week. Breaking ground this fall, the viewing area outside our airport here in Grand Rapids is a hidden gem being reinvented. For years parents have brought curious children and aviation enthusiasts have enjoyed their lunch hour watching planes come and go at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport from this hidden area just beyond the runway. Starting this fall a new park and pavilion will welcome the community to this unique […]

Newberry Expansion News

Thanks to Jim Harger and MLive for sharing a bit about the Newberry Place expansion we’re working on. “Newberry Place, a 9-year-old co-housing community in the Belknap Lookout neighborhood, is expanding. The 20-unit community won permission from the city Planning Commission on Thursday, March 24, to build a three-unit townhouse on a vacant lot located east of the development, which was completed in 2008. The lot at 123 Newberry Street NE became vacant after the community purchased a dilapidated house on the property and had it demolished by the Kent County Land Bank. Marty Morgan, president of the Newberry Place […]

“Instant Roof” goes up over SIPs

An “instant roof” goes up, according to one of the framers on site. This residential project is taking advantage of the energy efficiency and tight envelope provided by Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), rigid insulation sandwiched between two structural skin surfaces like Oriented Strand Board (OSB). The SIPs span glulam beams spaced 8′ apart, leaving beautiful exposed beams in the interior living spaces and big overhangs on the exterior. The sides of the home will be conventionally framed, while the SIPs were set on the main house in one day! See more in progress projects HERE.

Mild Winter Aids Progress!

Construction is well underway at this residence in East Grand Rapids. The mild winter has been a boon for the construction team outside framing. The angled roof to the left brings down the scale of the garage, while the plywood to the right will get openings for kitchen windows once they arrive on site. The deep beams in the photographs frame openings for large sections of glass. We are excited to see it take shape over the next few months!