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.