27. May 2009

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Home Building Lots: Part I

The first step in choosing a site is to become familiar with the area. A local real estate agent may be able to help. Before you meet with an agent, write down your preferences. Ask the agent or local residents about local weather conditions, such as fog, warm or cold pockets, or strong winds. Ask about other local conditions such as annoying noises, night lights, roads that ice up, wild fire history, pest infestations, seasonal flooding or recurrent slides. Check with the city, county or state department of transportation about road conditions. Visit prospective neighborhoods at night, as well as during the day, checking for bright lights, neighborhood activity, barking dogs, or other nighttime noises.

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27. May 2009

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Peter Asher Furniture, circa 1965

Back in 1961, Peter was given a gift by his mother, the money to buy a dining room set for his apartment. At Bloomingdale’s Department Store, there was a display of reproduction medieval Spanish furniture. Peter observed that the construction was solid basic carpentry, similar to the boat building he had been doing over the previous decade. So, instead of buying the dining table, he bought tools and pine lumber and built a bed frame, a headboard, a cross wall radiator, an AC and book cabinet, a kitchen island, wall shelves, four chairs, and… a dining table. Friends were enthralled by the work and said he should do it for a living.

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8. May 2009

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About Us and the Purpose of this Blog

The purpose of this blog is to educate and enlighten you about the daunting process of having a custom home designed and built.

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