A Design Undertaking: ADU wrap party

This past Sunday I had my housewarming party. To be more descriptive, it was called “Shannon’s Tiny House Big Party”. That title was 100% accurate. With over 140 RSVPs, I spent the week leading up to the event in a … Continue reading

Final Pictures from a talented Friend

It’s happened. The ADU is complete. Well, there will always be small things: final landscaping, hanging artwork, rearranging furniture, etc. You get the idea. The point I am making is that the construction on the ADU is finally over. I … Continue reading

Landscape Design: part two

This post captures the story of the muddy, ever-evolving landscape plan. Early on in the ADU build, I engaged friends and landscape designers, Melissa + Chris of LandLine Design to help me orient and design the lots surrounding the host … Continue reading

A little bit of Italy

Those of you who know me well, know that I love fine things. Established taste, old world charm and classic elegance. This usually is expressed best in my fondness for timeless materials. This ADU is such a representation of modernity … Continue reading

The beauty of talented friends

      Mark Toal. My friend and photographer. This man has the uncanny ability to make the most hectic and cluttered of job sites look beautiful. My images show the work and build in progress but they merely feel … Continue reading

Cabinets- Custom plywood beauties

Since the framing stage of the ADU build we have spoken with many cabinet builders to determine the layout and best approach to the ADU kitchen. I am very certain of the aesthetic that I wanted and the materials used. … Continue reading


Walk into any home and you can usually discern the architectural style of a house or the period in which it was constructed based upon close inspection of the trim. Search the phrase historic trim and you will find articles, … Continue reading