Category: Modern Home

27 Mar 2020
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Crazier Times – A New Normal

These are crazier times.  At this point, we have now been confined to our homes for a couple of weeks.  Most certainly, “Social distancing” is a term we are now very familiar with (and likely tired of hearing).

Also, we have learned a lot about what is “essential” and “not essential”.  As we may or may not be developing some degree of cabin fever, we can probably agree that the environments that we have created for ourselves help contribute to our degree of well-being.

Is your environment functioning ideally – or are there things you would change?  What is most important during a time of crisis?  Is your home supporting the daily, intensified needs of your family and loved-ones?

Thanks to our clients and team members for their flexibility.  We’re thankful we are able to continue forward as an essential activity utilizing safe means and methods in our daily work.

Everyone, please stay safe out there!

And finally, thanks, Lance and Laura for brightening our Friday with the card and update from Michigan! 🙂

29 Sep 2019
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Curious Friend Stands Watch

Now that our excellent clients have moved-in to the Bridge House, they brought along their curious friend who stands watch!

Next it’s time to work-out the little kinks, including furnishings.  As art enthusiasts and collectors, Lance and Laura have made it a priority to furnish both interior and exterior with art – starting with this friendly fellow.

He seems friendly yet curious, exuding just enough authority to help keep the peace.

03 Aug 2019
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Jack is Happy about it

If anyone is Happy about ground-breaking at Back40House, Jack is! It’s always exciting to get a new project underway after a diligent design and planning process.

Jack didn’t even help with the design or permits, but he’s as excited as anyone (probably more) 🙂

01 Jun 2019
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Regional Modern Farmhouse Simmering

Regional Modern Farmhouse design + pricing is underway and just about ready to spring forward into construction.

This new modern house dubbed Back40House, will be located in Markleville, Indiana.  Our client’s family has owned the property since the 1800’s and we’ll be sharing that story.

So be sure to check back for updates to this project, designed by HAUS with construction management by WERK | Building Modern.  We have started a project page to share ongoing progress.

18 May 2019
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Wood Siding Underway at Bridge House

Exterior wood siding installation is underway at Bridge House in Douglas, Michigan.

Here on the elevated porch we can see how the west fin-wall and soffits are coming together.  Soon thereafter, we’ll be installing the industrial metal panels in extra dark bronze and black.  Now that rough-ins and drywall are wrapping-up, we’ll be sharing the fun stuff (exterior + interior details + finishes)!

We are working through the finer details now, including final interior fixtures, finishes, and bridge details.  Stay tuned for more updates!

27 Mar 2019
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Old Northside Villa Groundbreaking

We are excited to report that Old Northside Villa has broken ground on north Broadway Street!

In brief, this stately French Provincial-inspired estate melds traditional + modern design influences fitting for the neighborhood and client tastes.

We’ll be keeping up with progress on the project page, so be sure to check back for updates!

02 Mar 2019
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Bridge House Rough Framing Complete

We are happy to report that framers have completed most rough-framing at Bridge House.

February weather was “brutal”.  Now that windows are installed and with even colder weather coming, it’s time to focus on inside work.  Indeed, the upcoming week’s forecast says highs in the low-teens.  Let the craft rough-ins commence!

See the latest project progress photos in the project page here!

 

01 Mar 2019
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Open Riser Architectural Stair

Open riser architectural stair is now complete for Lakeside Modern Cottage.  In fact, this is just one of many custom details for this major renovation project.

Heavy timber treads are Eastern White Pine with water-based polyurethane finish.  Stringers are Poplar glue-ups in satin black.  Cable-rail system is assembled from a pre-manufactured kit-of-parts.

Most certainly, we’ll be sharing a lot more in the coming months as our clients settle-in.  Lake Lemon will be hopping this summer, so check back!

 

28 Feb 2019
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Modern Lakehouse Feature

One of our favorite publishers called this week, and will feature a story about modern lakehouse, “Esther” that they’ll release in April. 

Concurrently, we had been planning a late winter trip to gather missing key shots.   Equally important, we want to finish our own story about the project.  Happily, we were able to get the missing information and share with the editors. 

This was our second official collaboration with this most talented client – and we hope not the last!  

Please check-back in late March, as we’ll plan to highlight the story at release!  Indianapolis Monthly April 2019 – Home of the Month “Healing Waters”.

05 Jan 2019
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Lake Lemon Update

Lakeside Modern Cottage at Lake Lemon is nearing completion and will be ready for 2019 boating season!

Without doubt, we are grateful to our clients for the chance to collaborate with them on comprehensive architectural design, interior design, and construction management (CM via WERK | Building Modern).

As a result, this project is realizing the full benefits of direct, daily communication between Architect, Trade Contractors, and Client.

Most certainly, this comprehensive project leadership ensures design + construction alignment, including evaluation of design opportunities and alternatives along the way!