Love this Frig- it is big and clean looking and less than half the cost of a subzero of similar size

We use left over marble and rough cut in with a skill saw, sanded it and build a simple plywood base and bingo its a coffee table

The summer room

We used an induction top stove- they are amazing- thought I would never retreat from gas but this stove beats gas

It has a clean look on the marble


The hedge to hide the house and garden is going in- fun to look at before and after- so much of building is dreaming, planning, executing and looking at the results- did they meet, exceed or fall short of your initial dream

The before and after of the road & fence


One bed is in- its white oleanders- the grass is in we have the orchard, the next flower bed, the wisteria on the metal arbor, and the gravel to go


Cans are inexpensive and good lighting fixtures are expensive. Our solution has been to use fixtures sparingly.


We used Rakks for the counter tops and shelfs, a stand alone stainless steel sink, minimal cabinetary surrounding the stacked wahser dryer. It is economical, flexible and I think looks pretty good.


Who doesnt like Subzeros until you have to pay for them- We have found a great alternative that is much cheaper and I think pretty great- Frigidaire side by side frig/freezer

Closets are expensive if built by the cabinet shop and if not they often have that cheap feel- I am a big fan of RAKKS and their system- its clean and easy to install

Wall mounted towel heater- I think its a nice touch

Oil rubbed bronze floor mounted door stops

Exhaust hood that is as minimal as possible so it can be as unobstructive as poosible to the eye

Windows are out to be painted and it makes me think of having some non operable windows in the next house