After narrowing in on the look we were going for, we set out to finding the right materials to accomplish it.  As it turns out - we simply live on the wrong coast.  Who knew??  Apparently the exact type of house we love is so popular on the other side of the continent that it's coined it's own style.  A quick google search of 'West Coast Modern" and you'll know what I'm talking about.  We found a ton of information on expressed joint panel systems, & cedar cladding materials in the Pacific North West, but were hard pressed to find building practices & materials for that style of home locally.

Happy Thursday folks - and Happy Thanksgiving to all our Ameri-friends! First of all, I feel like I should apologize for the radio silence over the last couple of weeks. Between broken laptops, business trips, a sick pre-schooler & some much needed family time, there hasn't been a whole lot of room left in my schedule for the blog. I know...BAD blogger!! Not to worry though cause I promise to make up for it.