Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Yesterday I posted a new house plan that we have developed. The "Pine Gables" design features a main floor master and one level living. The images below illustrate how the image can be adapted to nearly any aesthetic. I would love to hear your preferences - so please take a look and vote your favorite.
|OPTION 1 - WHITE CLAPBOARD SIDING WITH SILVER METAL ROOF. SIMPLE YET ELEGANT.|
|OPTION 2 - GREEN METAL ROOF WITH WOOD TONED CLAPBOARD SIDING AND TRIM. A LITTLE MORE "WOODSY".|
|OPTION 3 - CEDAR SHINGLE ROOF AND SIDING WITH OFF WHITE TRIM. A MORE EASTERN SEABOARD BEACH HOUSE AESTHETIC.|
|OPTION 4 - STONE CLADDING WITH PAINTED BOARD AND BATTEN IN THE GABLES GIVE THIS THE FEELING OF A MOUNTAIN HOME.|
|OPTION 5 - CONTRASTING THE DARK CLAPBOARD SIDING AGAINST THE WHITE BOARD AND BATTEN AND THE RED ROOF GIVES THIS A SOPHISTICATED LOOK.|
|OPTION 6 - LOG COLUMNS AND LOG SIDING BENEATH BOARD AND BATTEN GABLES. THE GREEN METAL ROOF COMPLETES THIS CONTEMPORARY LOG CABIN.|
The studies above illustrate a good point when you are looking for a new home design. If you find a plan that you like don't discount it because the exterior does not catch your eye. It might be possible to modify the design to reflect your own aesthetic desires.
Friday, September 7, 2012
We are focusing on creating a new series of home designs featuring Main Floor Master Suites. Here is a sneak preview of our "Pine Gables".
features generous open front porch - alternate elevations coming soon
|main level floor plan|
features one level living with main floor master bedroom suite, 2 additional bedrooms and a vaulted great room space
|loft level floor plan|
the vaulted ceiling allows the loft to be open to the great room below
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Well, it's getting to be that time of year when comfort-food cravings kick in...just had to share this yummy recipe from One Perfect Bite!
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of allrecipes.com
1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, torn into bite-size cubes
1-1/2 cups skim milk
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons white sugar, divided use
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 medium Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and cut in 1/2-inch dice
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Syrup:1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup skim milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1) Spray or grease bottom and sides of a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
2) To make French toast: Scatter bread cubes in bottom of prepared pan. Place eggs, milk, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat to combine. Pour mixture over bread cubes. Mix cinnamon, nutmeg and 2 tablespoons sugar in a medium bowl. Add apple cubes and toss to coat. Spread apples over bread cubes. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Thirty minutes before baking, remove casserole from refrigerator and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake casserole for 60 to 75 minutes, or until custard is set and golden brown. Serve casserole hot with warm syrup. Yield: 8 servings.
3) To make syrup: Combine white sugar, flour, and melted butter in a small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, skim milk, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Cook, stirring, until thick.