A Brave New Home

One of our favorite projects, this home is all about light, openness, and engaging with the natural desert environment.

Palm Springs

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This is one of our all-time favorite projects. The client was inspired by Michael Webb’s book, Brave New Houses – Adventures in Southern California. The book features homes that express the wants and desires of inspired individuals who decided to please themselves first, defy conventional wisdom, and collaborate with talented architects and gifted contractors.

The project speaks to the present with soaring volumes flooded with light.

The large open floor plan, coupled with numerous punched openings of fixed glass—and large expanses of movable glass—flood the rooms with an abundance of natural light.

The openness extends to the natural environment, creating an effortless relationship between the indoors and outdoors. It’s as though every room has a private landscaped courtyard.

A soaking/cocktail pool with an oversized baja-shelf allows for ultimate relaxation at comfortable temperatures.

The master bath’s neutral palette and design soothes the mind and body while relaxing the soul. The tub’s laminar-flow fill-faucet was placed in the ceiling of the master bath.

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Fine Home Building with October 5

Each month in OCTOBER 5 STORIES, we publish an illuminating article on one of the many facets of designing and building a fine home. Choose from the articles below.

Client Expectations

Client Expectations ›

Every project has two clients: the homeowner and the building. Recognizing that both parties possess unspoken expectations of our Design/Build team, you may ask, “When does October 5’s focus shift from one client to the other?“

Which Construction Contract is Right for My Project?

Which Construction Contract is Right for My Project? ›

While Guaranteed Maximum Price Contracts have always been our go-to method of engagement, there are times when circumstances require a different solution.

The Importance of Balance and Symmetry

The Importance of Balance and Symmetry ›

The proper use of balance and symmetry turns ordinary projects into extraordinary homes. Learn what steps all fine home builders should take to reduce the unbearable noise generated by imperfection.

Subtraction In Action

Subtraction In Action ›

Learn more about the practical, real-world improvements the process of subtraction can lend to your remodel or fine home construction. We’ll look at lighting, textures, and much more.

Cutting Through The Clutter

Cutting Through The Clutter ›

Incorporating subtractive thinking into the design process enables fine home builders to create a home imbued with a sense of calm and purpose from the start.

The Home Building Revolution

The Home Building Revolution ›

There’s a healthier process for designing, budgeting, and building your dream home. It’s called Design-Build and it’s revolutionizing how fine home construction and remodels achieve success.