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What Should I Know About Local Covenants or Review Boards?

Before you invest your time and energy into the design process it’s important to know if there will be any restrictions imposed on your design, due to your location. Restrictions often come from the county, the city or the rules of your development. Having a team in place who can identify and work within these [...]

What Should I Know About Local Codes?

As part of your check list before the design process begins, make sure you have a team in place that understands the unique codes, regulations and requirements of your specific location. How Does Climate Affect Design? The structure and configuration of your roof can be impacted by heavy snow load requirements in certain areas. Other [...]

Product Collaboration – Sashco

Much like a bold color painted on a wall, finding the perfect stain for your home can really help to enhance the visual impact of your logs as well as the home’s overall aesthetic appeal. In this second installment of our Product Collaboration series, we spoke with Karen of Sashco to learn a little about [...]

Large-Scale Hybrid Home in Wisconsin

Mike remembers all throughout his childhood, family vacations along the chains of tranquil lakes and the plentiful wildlife of the national forests bordering the Northwoods in Wisconsin. It was these memories that spurred him and his wife, Gayle, to search for a piece of property in Eagle River. The property they chose sits on 4-acres [...]

Product Collaboration – Windsor Windows

Having an efficient and tight shell for their wood home was an important request for Steve and Patty of Northwest Washington. Their particular design included timber framing and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), which were key in creating their shell, but they knew that if their home’s windows were not designed to fit to precision, or [...]

A Custom Laurette Chateau in Minnesota

Rich and Crystal are both established doctors in the bustling city of Rochester, Minnesota. With such busy schedules, the couple sought a refuge to relax. Both had fond memories of Crystal’s family ranch, located on a sprawling piece of property in the west, so they decided to look for land of their own. After purchasing [...]