The Lawrence Street House – Beginnings

I know it’s been a while since my last blog, so I’ll bring those of you who are new to thesimpleHOUSE up to date. Our kids are grown. We raised them in a 2,750 sq ft house that worked really well as they passed through their teen years and into adulthood. But now our daughter is married (they had their second anniversary in August) and our son just graduated from college and will be moving out soon. So we’re very close to being two people in what is now seeming to be a very large house. So last summer, after much searching, we found a wonderful urban infill lot in downtown Eugene, Oregon (our home town). We have the 2,750 sq ft house on the market for sale (let me know if you’re interested; it’s nice and doesn’t quite qualify as a McMansion) and are starting the design process. We recently did a LEED Platinum house (theSAGE in previous posts) that pulled out all the stops on sustainability. And you know, it wasn’t really that hard to do. So armed with a desire to be in something around 1,600 square feet, within walking distance of most amenities and that “itch” that I, as an architect, get about every decade, we’re designing another home. Stay tuned.

2 Replies to “The Lawrence Street House – Beginnings”

  1. I am so pleased to have found your blog. I'm very much in the category of "can't afford architects' fees, etc." and am very keen on making my next move a move into a small, green, easy-to-keep-clean house with clever design solutions. Your overview statement (career, change of direction in career, etc.) is very well written and tells me I need to keep an eye on your design process. Thank you for sharing ! ! !

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