A Classic House ...

In 2013, I bought a 20 year-old Traditional-Contemporary house. The Architect placed this Custom Design on 2 wooded acres overlooking a lake and golf course.

Sounds Idyllic... So what is the problem?

Behind the 10-foot entrance door and exquisite crown molding lay a house plagued by careless workmanship. Scant Insulation: It cost a fortune to heat. Rainwater emptied into the crawlspace! Water lines in unheated spaces froze. HVAC lines were kinked and leaked. Who does this?

But this home started out with good intentions. Some building trades really cared: The framing was installed by a master carpenter, the brick facade is a work of art, the interior millwork was fitted to perfection.

... Meets the 21st Century

So this website will show you how I converted a good house into a 21st century Great House. I'll add smart construction techniques that reply more on brains that dollars to make the house Energy Efficient and Comfortable.