Concrete Homes Magazine – July/August 2018: The McDowell residence in Llano County, Texas, really couldn’t look more unlike the stereotypical vision of an ICF home.
Concrete Homes Magazine – January 2018: For Indiana homebuilder Jon Bell, one recent job ended up being much more than he expected it to be. Bell originally was hired just to pour flooring, but as the homeowners learned more about how versatile concrete is, they kept wanting more.
A broken bar stool led two homeowners who weren’t interested in moving to the steps of a home designed and built by Jordan Iverson of Iverson Signature Homes in Eugene. That chance meeting led to a new, industrial modern home built to perfectly suit the homeowners’ needs and desires.
Ellie and her husband, John, are the second owners of a 1968 home, architect-designed in the mid-century modern style. The home’s original owners, Elaine and Cecil Armes, designed the home around her Steinway grand piano. The instrument was selected for the home by Fritz Steinway himself, and in 2005 was gifted to the University of […]
Merle Weiner approached me at Eugene Magazine about us possibly chronicling her and her husband’s plans to build an eco-friendly home on a large piece of property overlooking the Lorane Valley. Rarely do such large lots come up for sale in this area, which is just about 10 minutes outside of the city proper and […]
I lived in the tiny town of Lowell for three years. As you turn off Highway 58 onto the main road in Lowell, the first thing you see is a large hill rising up off to the right side of town. I could sometimes see goats like white specks grazing the rugged hillside. I drove […]
Thanks to that old story “The Three Little Pigs,” conventional wisdom holds that only a glutton for punishment would build a house of straw. But it’s time to take a match to that old cliché, particularly when the building material is bales of rye grass. A 1 1/2-story home was Eugene’s first straw bale dwelling […]
For a durable countertop, granite fits the bill. But so do alternative materials off the beaten path, including exotic natural stones, wood slabs and even man-made laminated papers. The Novak family, for one, wanted something unusual when choosing countertops for their country home’s hardworking kitchen and recreation room.