Category Archives: New Home Design

Designing a new home in Monterey, California.

Worthy Stove

We have been living in the house now for four months and there are still many things undone. It reminds me of when we were having one of the several disagreements with our next door neighbor about where exactly was … Continue reading

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Frightening Miracle

It was a frightening miracle that buoyed my spirits for many days afterward. Continue reading

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Blue Handbag

I have not been doing a very good job of tracking where we are in terms of cost overruns on the new home construction. Everything seems a moving target… Continue reading

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Fragile Smile

The house is dried in and now we are finalizing wiring plans for all things electric. Continue reading

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Rough Glass

The house is emerging, or as one of my new neighbors likes to say, “growing up out of the sand.” Continue reading

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Euphoric Stone

It had turned into one of those days when things were not going right. It did not portend well for the weekend getaway I had so carefully been planning for months to visit my sister, and my daughter, and friends … Continue reading

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Lifeless Rain

One new innovation that we are installing to conserve usage is a grey water system in which the washing machine, sinks, baths and shower drains are all diverted to water the landscape. Continue reading

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Sudden Heart

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Special Game

“Let’s Go Shopping!” exclaimed Laura Michaelides, our interior designer. What fun! There were two sets of things she needed from us:  appliances and countertops. Since we had decided that we would have the cabinets built on site, Laura needed to … Continue reading

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Probable Cause

At the beginning of the year, I thought I would really plunge into working on the design of the new house, but suddenly I came down with a severe case of the dreads. One problem was church which was becoming very … Continue reading

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