Creating a User-Friendly Home
Creating a User-Friendly Home

Planning Exterior Spaces

Your outdoor spaces are a bridge between your home’s interior and the natural landscape beyond. Some of my favorite time at home is spent on a quiet spring afternoon, sitting on my deck listening to the rain hit the metal roof overhead. Whether it’s watching the sun...

The Circle of Life

A Maryland grandfather left land to his grandchildren where one grandchild built a log home, another built a timber frame home, and the third grandchild dreams of building her log home. In the Tobias family, their Maryland childhood is remembered fondly. Their...

Open Concept vs. Traditional Floor Plans

There are several key factors to consider before designing your home’s floor plan. You’ve seen it on TV—expansive windows, soaring ceilings, people chatting in every corner. Open floor plans, aka “great rooms,” can be fantastic for families with children and those who...

Build or Buy?

The Pros and Cons of Building vs. Buying a Previously Owned Log or Timber Home. After months of a hot real estate market, where sellers were fielding multiple offers and deals were happening within hours, the sudden uptick in interest rates froze the real estate...