Building a Modern Ranch House: 508-1

By Stephen Williamson

the plan 508-1

I became fascinated with designing and building houses after selling my previous business and redoing a house in San Francisco. My quest for my next business took me to It felt like we needed to build a house from one of our ready made plans. What follows is the story of that experience – a diary of building what we call ourOnline Case Study House. We hope it will spark a conversation where you can share your own home building experiences and advice.

Are we really going to do this? My father once said everyone should build a house because it’s a great experience…not to be entered lightly but very rewarding. So here goes!

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Sat Dec 17 00:00:00 PST 2011