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by Lou Maxon last modified Mar 23, 2011

by Lou Maxon In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Week Four: Picking an approach. We must have looked at over twenty different sites in-person and online, within a search radius of 45 miles from our house at the time. Our next critical decision was: What do we want to have built, by who, and how would we pay for it? The options we considered were prefab; design-build; architect-designed and contractor-built; and pre-existing modern plans out of books and magazines. And then on top of that we wanted to build in a green and sustainable way.




 

 

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by Lou Maxon

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Week Four: Picking an approach. We must have looked at over twenty different sites in-person and online, within a search radius of 45 miles from our house at the time. Our next critical decision was: What do we want to have built, by who, and how would we pay for it? The options we considered were prefab; design-build; architect-designed and contractor-built; and pre-existing modern plans out of books and magazines. And then on top of that we wanted to build in a green and sustainable way.

 

 

 
 
 

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