Sportun Woodbury

Lake elevation: Second level library, lower level rec-room and outdoor living space features a sauna with a woodstove heat source.

Lake elevation: Second level library, lower level rec-room and outdoor living space features a sauna with a woodstove heat source.

Floating twelve foot glass catwalk bridges the exsiting cottage to the library.

Floating twelve foot glass catwalk bridges the exsiting cottage to the library.

Structure has been erected to the window and door installation phase.

Structure has been erected to the window and door installation phase.

Lucy observing her new abode.

Lucy observing her new abode.

Meisner

The glazing reflecting the forest and rocks beyond.

The glazing reflecting the forest and rocks beyond.

Five foot roof cantilever safeguards the floor to ceiling glazing from the elements. 

Five foot roof cantilever safeguards the floor to ceiling glazing from the elements. 

General contractor pre-cut all roof beams and Hopkins Crane erected the system in three hours.

General contractor pre-cut all roof beams and Hopkins Crane erected the system in three hours.

Sportun Woodbury

Erecting a 600 pound roof beam using a scaffold and winch system, it just took a few minutes to hoist the beam into the column cap connectors.

The second level library roof beams are being erected, the lower level roof above the sauna room will facilitate a deck extension from the library.

The second level library roof beams are being erected, the lower level roof above the sauna room will facilitate a deck extension from the library.

Kenworth Homes has initiated the structural framing on the Sportun Woodbury addition. A 16 foot glass corridor will connected the two volumes.

Kenworth Homes has initiated the structural framing on the Sportun Woodbury addition. A 16 foot glass corridor will connected the two volumes.

Meisner

Connell Homes constructed the ICF foundation in the fall before frost conditions and has initiated the framing this January, the post and beam superstructure will be shipped to site this week.

The cottage has integrated nicely with the building sites bedrock conditions.

Hebel Foell

This aerial Phantom 4 shot shows the two volumes integration with the building sites sloped topography. North Steel is erecting the 12' X 48' cantilevered steel deck from the common living space and screened in porch located between the two floor systems.

Connecting a steel beam from the exterior deck framing to the second level cantilevered engineered wood floor system.

Connecting a steel beam from the exterior deck framing to the second level cantilevered engineered wood floor system.

Hopkins Crane swung this 700 pound, 32 foot beam into place after erecting the steel columns from grade piers to the sub-floor elevation.

Hopkins Crane swung this 700 pound, 32 foot beam into place after erecting the steel columns from grade piers to the sub-floor elevation.

The steel columns, beams and diagonal braces were assembled on site and erected onto the concrete pier anchor bolts with leveling plates.

The steel columns, beams and diagonal braces were assembled on site and erected onto the concrete pier anchor bolts with leveling plates.

This image shows the lower level ICF foundation and cantilevered sub-floor, with mechanical crawl space below. Second level ICF frost wall with infill and concrete slab and third level ICF retaining wall along the rear elevation.

This image shows the lower level ICF foundation and cantilevered sub-floor, with mechanical crawl space below. Second level ICF frost wall with infill and concrete slab and third level ICF retaining wall along the rear elevation.

TJS Construction has initiated the lower level sub-floor framing and Dewayen Simms Construction is preparing to pour the second level concrete slab.

TJS Construction has initiated the lower level sub-floor framing and Dewayen Simms Construction is preparing to pour the second level concrete slab.

Nailer plate and top mount joist hangers are connected to the steel beam.

Nailer plate and top mount joist hangers are connected to the steel beam.

The ICF frost wall infill is insulated with 2" rigid and grid re-bar is installed to reinforce the concrete slab.

The ICF frost wall infill is insulated with 2" rigid and grid re-bar is installed to reinforce the concrete slab.

Based on the the sloped topographic ridge beyond the lower level foundation, an 8 foot steel cantilevered sub-floor was specified to provide the bedroom square foot requirements and exterior catwalk.

Based on the the sloped topographic ridge beyond the lower level foundation, an 8 foot steel cantilevered sub-floor was specified to provide the bedroom square foot requirements and exterior catwalk.

Preachers Point

The lake elevation features floor to ceiling patio doors, a four foot roof cant on both elevations will block the high angle summer sun from penetrating the interior space.

The second level living room floats beyond the lower level bedroom volume, three steel columns structurally facilitate the floor and roof loads.

The second level living room floats beyond the lower level bedroom volume, three steel columns structurally facilitate the floor and roof loads.

A foot bridge will provide access from the elevated rock face to the second level main entrance. A set of exterior stairs will descend from the far end of the catwalk to a path leading to the lake.

A foot bridge will provide access from the elevated rock face to the second level main entrance. A set of exterior stairs will descend from the far end of the catwalk to a path leading to the lake.

Roof framing and sloped purlin's have been constructed, ply substrate is being applied.

Roof framing and sloped purlin's have been constructed, ply substrate is being applied.

Second level Parallam posts have been erected, the roof beams and connectors are on deck ready to be installed.

Second level Parallam posts have been erected, the roof beams and connectors are on deck ready to be installed.

The second floor framing has been completed and the interior floor sheathing glued and screwed. The open joist area beyond has been designed one foot lower to facilitate a roof deck from the kitchen and dining room. Sleepers and decking will be constructed onto the lower roof membrane,  bringing the deck elevation up to the interior finished floor height.

The second floor framing has been completed and the interior floor sheathing glued and screwed. The open joist area beyond has been designed one foot lower to facilitate a roof deck from the kitchen and dining room. Sleepers and decking will be constructed onto the lower roof membrane,  bringing the deck elevation up to the interior finished floor height.

A combination of Parallam PSL and Microllam LVL were specified by Blackwell Engineering for the post and beam superstructure.

A combination of Parallam PSL and Microllam LVL were specified by Blackwell Engineering for the post and beam superstructure.

Jeff Howe Construction has initiated the structural framing, three visually light steel columns support the second level living room.

Jeff Howe Construction has initiated the structural framing, three visually light steel columns support the second level living room.

Freeman

TJS Construction has completed the decking and exterior finishing, the lake side exterior room and opposite elevation covered entrance walls will feature a rolled steel application.

This shot shows the rear elevation of the bedroom wing, a corridor connects the central living space to all bedrooms. A vertical window was specified opposite each interior bedroom door to view the forest.

This shot shows the rear elevation of the bedroom wing, a corridor connects the central living space to all bedrooms. A vertical window was specified opposite each interior bedroom door to view the forest.

Pete the painter (and carpenter) texted this shot of the living room the other night just before furniture is moved in.

Pete the painter (and carpenter) texted this shot of the living room the other night just before furniture is moved in.

Hebel Foell

Dewayen Simms Construction has completed the ICF foundation on the lower and main floor levels. The ICF system will continue from the main floor volume to the third floor along the rear and partially along the side elevations to facilitate the sites topography.

The Phantom 4 has been a great tool to capture these aerial photo's.

The Phantom 4 has been a great tool to capture these aerial photo's.

Preachers Point

The radiant floor pex system, plumbing rough-in and concrete floor are completed. Hopkins Crane Service off loaded the first floor framing from the elevated parking pad to the sub-floor.

Merrill Barry Construction provided the 3/4 clear stone infill and weeper installation.

Merrill Barry Construction provided the 3/4 clear stone infill and weeper installation.

Kirk Bull Masonry has completed the ICF foundation and 5 independent pier construction, the damp proofing has been applied and the foundation is ready for fill.

Kirk Bull Masonry has completed the ICF foundation and 5 independent pier construction, the damp proofing has been applied and the foundation is ready for fill.

Painters Point

Vic West AD 300 steel siding has been applied and the soffit & fascia completed. The color choice was specified to integrate with the existing structures wood finish exterior.

Moose

This Barred Owl visited me the other night while chilling out on the deck, it was content to sit and have its photo taken. Before hand I heard it flying through the forest hooting "Who cooks for you".

Hebel Foell

Tom Prentice Construction excavated the sloped bedrock building footprint with a 22 ton hoe. Two connected structures will be elevated onto steel piers above the lower lake front grade, while hugging the site along the rear elevation.

A mini excavator navigates the ridge along the lake elevation.

Preachers Point

Kirk Bull Masonry initiated the ICF frost wall foundation system this week, the 3 footings to the left will facilitate concrete piers with steel post extensions to the second level structural framing.

The foundation footings have been constructed to comply with the surveyors stakes from the high water setback while integrating with the sites sloped rock face along the rear elevation.

Heermann

The 2 story structure integrated wonderfully into its sloped topography, the large deck above the lower level provides a seamless living space extension from the kitchen, dining and living room.

The lower level facilitates 3 bedrooms, patio doors provide access to a gentle grade and stairs to the lake beyond.

Penner Vedoya

Bronze corrugated siding was applied vertically, a nice option to the horizontal application on previous projects. The living room features glazing on all elevations, note the catwalk and guest cabin beyond.

View from the guest cabin along the 27 foot catwalk, transparency through the structure and beyond was achieved by specifying a window wall in the master bedroom along the opposite bay.

Castor

Millhouse Construction completed the landscaping this spring, the rock that was excavated from the building footprint was re-purposed to create retaining walls. The lake elevation dining room bay is cantilevered a full 8 feet beyond the foundation system.

The entrance elevation clad in bronze corrugated siding maintained a clean understated facade.

Grober Roth

TJS Construction has completed the interior finishing, the Parallam beams are stained to match the window frame color highlighting the superstructure.

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Bronze color fascia and corrugated siding were specified for the exterior finish, the natural cedar soffit provides a warm accent.

Freeman

TJS Construction has completed the fascia, soffit and siding on the Freeman project, decking from the screened in porch will be continuous around the great room.

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An exterior corridor and elevated roof separates the master bedroom from the kids and guest bedrooms.

The entrance elevation color palette blurs the division to the forest, bronze window frames and fascia with the natural cedar soffit and strip vent compliment the reclaimed Oak barn board.

The end bay of the bedroom volume integrates with the bedrock outcropping along the lake elevation.