home

It seems like we’ve been in construction/reno mode forever now, we’re actually well into our second year of this building project; house, garage, backyard studio/guest house and I’m looking forward to the day when the building inspector signs off, OCCUPANCY PERMITTED! Only a few more months away and I’m getting excited, lots of progress lately and we are deciding on the finishings now. Tons of research  and creative manoeuvring, especially since we are working on a very tight budget; what’s feasible, comparable, and most importantly if the price is right. In a perfect world we’d have opted for vaulted ceilings but the custom built roof beams were way expensive so we decided on rafters with a 10ftceiling instead, affordable and it still gives the main room some height, so yeah, those kinds of tweaks occur often around here.

After 2 years of looking for a house we found this old 1950s home that had been sitting on the market for months in need of some major work. It’s like the house was there all along just waiting for us. Life is perfect like that, Dia lives in Leucadia, how else would it be?

We’re thankful to our architect friend, Eric Johnson for giving us the thumbs up on our plans, can this wall go? will this work? We then put an offer in and here we are today, home. My father-in-law, Mike who has been known to have built a house or two drew up the house just as we wished. We then met an amazing draftsperson, Phil Carruthers who came out of semi-retirement and drew the plans to submit to the city. Some very minor glitches along the way, expected on such a big project, nothing major though and here we are, a few more months to go, yay!

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