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It’s not easy get­ting a house built when the ar­chi­tect and own­ers live a long way from the project, but John has noth­ing but praise for the team in­volved, es­pe­cially Bill Clifton of Robert Plumb Project. “I would talk to the builder al­most ev­ery day and he would talk to Michelle on a reg­u­lar ba­sis,” says John. “He knew the qual­ity we were ex­pect­ing and his team didn’t guess stuff if they didn’t know it. They would just say, ‘John, we don’t know what you’re talk­ing about, can you give us a sketch?’” Very few changes were made dur­ing the build, some­thing John cred­its to metic­u­lous doc­u­men­ta­tion.

The at­ten­tion to de­tail is ev­i­dent through­out the fin­ished home, from the ply­wood join­ery that ref­er­ences 1950s’ fur­ni­ture to the cus­tom-de­signed booth seat­ing in the kitchen. “We made it slick and mod­ern and it worked out very well,” says John. Those same words could de­scribe the house in its en­tirety. It not only per­fectly re­sponds to the needs of its own­ers, but also to its unique en­vi­ron­ment. “It’s dis­tinc­tive, but not in-your-face dis­tinc­tive,” says John.

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