screened porch

Covenant Cove

A family with newly fledged young adult children decided to make a home in the woods. The home is a base, a touchstone, and a haven. Friends and family gather. Other times it's a tranquil home for two.


  • The arc of life in a home. Tell a story.
  • 'California Stars' on the deck at night, coyote chorus, cold air.
  • Look up Karl Larsson's work.
  • Sunlight through the stair volume brightens the living room.
  • Hay rides behind the tractor.
  • Family, friends, food, welcome, warm, love.
  • When a client trusts you, work hard!
  • Hold hands and think about how it began.
  • Heck of a way to start a career.
  • No way to adequately say thank you.


A growing family loves their small house and neighborhood. By adding a second floor, we created a place for four children's bedrooms.  This made room on the first floor to reimagine most of the space, add a garage and screened porch, and transform the experience of the home.



  • The house fits the neighborhood.
  • Screened porch is a living room.
  • Kitchen is the heart of the home.
  • The old house is still part of the new design.
  • Second floor provided unexpected views.
  • Bathrooms for everyone!
  • Super-functional drop-zone mudroom.
  • Enough space for small tipi in the living room.
  • Sunlight through new kitchen windows inspires joy.
  • Good design improves daily life for people.
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A small tipi

looks great in the living room!