I am excited to announce that I have started my own architectural firm. Come on over here:
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Last summer, Neil finished building a backyard cottage in Bellevue that I had designed for a client of ours at Ross Chapin Architects. One of the owners of the existing house wanted a cottage for her mother. We ended up doing a major modification of one of our GoodFit plans, the Betty Cottage. For more photos check out the Brixton Builders website.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Since moving in, I have not been posting here as much as I would like to. I'm planning to share more of what we have learned from the house as we live in it and monitor our energy use...but in the meantime, for more up to date photos, check out my instagram feed and specifically the hashtag #Chapucas.
Friday, February 10, 2017
In the lower left picture it was interesting to notice how his front paw and back paw line up when he walks...that's what threw me off at first, the tracks look more like he's hopping.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Took a couple pictures this weekend and then went back to this photo & rendering I had done before the construction. Glad we went with the black trim. The model and all the drawings were done in Archicad.
The rain garden has sure taken off. I've had to do a lot more watering than usual due to our dry weather. Each weekend I do a little more planting. It's been hard to just stick with a few types of plants...I'm more of a color and texture experimenter when it comes to choosing landscaping. And it's looking a bit chaotic, but I'm having fun. The Ben Moore gray siding is a nice backdrop for the different grasses and plantings.
If you look closely you can see the cats lounging on the walkway. Being strictly indoor cats, they have been loving exploring the garden and just being outside.