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The “Cost Plus Fee” residential contract has been gaining popularity in my practice for years and it is now my preferred contract to have with a contractor. But what exactly is it and why should you use it? That’s easy …

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Hiring a residential contractor shouldn’t be all that hard but you should think long and hard about the type of contract you have with your contractor. A competitively bid contract may be the most common but is it the best one for you?

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Size, scale, and proportion are where a good architect makes their living. Without proper scale and proportion, designs would suffer. I spent a look of time considering the scale of the components used when designing this year’s charity playhouse.

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Progress is coming along on the Cottonwood modern residence – today we take a look at the cantilevered rooms and the stone work on the pavilion.

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You might be surprised to learn that more tornadoes hit the United States than any other country in the world … Texas has more tornadoes than any other state … I live in Texas … and we have a tornado shelter in the Cottonwood modern project I have been working on.

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Today we are taking a look at the Isokern wood burning fireplaces on the Cottonwood Modern residence. There are four all-together and are assembled from a kit of parts and are surprisingly affordable considering how well they work.

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Cottonwood Modern

Bob Borson —  January 14, 2013 — 15 Comments

Progress is coming along on the Cottonwood modern residence – today we take a look at the structural pool, mahogany soffits, and a few other items of interest.

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