Building With the Future in Mind Since 1955

A home weatherization guru and his wife, a wetlands specialist, wanted us to design and build them a small, practical, energy efficient new home perched atop a knoll on their rural lot in the Skagit River drainage… a birders’ paradise.

We could do that… and did!

Bray Day soffits and rain chain

The resulting green aspects included:

50-year composition roofing

A Rastra perimeter foundation

Stained/scored slab

Blown-in cellulose wall insulation

Super-insulated ceiling

FSC-certified framing (2″x 4″s through 2″x 12″s) and plywood sheathing (1/2″ and 3/4″)

Salvaged lumber

Free-standing propane fireplace as primary heat

Smokey Point wood windows

The resulting home fits the property oh so well…. it truly feels like it perches above their small hill, much like a birder’s blind.  Frank Lloyd Wright had this to say:

“No house should ever be on a hill, or on anything.  It should be of the hill.  Hill and house should live together, each the happier for the other.”

  • Bray Day backsplash detail
  • Bray Day entry
  • Bray Day exterior
  • Bray Day Scored & dyed concrete floor
  • livingroom
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  • glass block and color detail
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