Building the Maxon House: Week 18

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July 6, 2011
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  Tanner Construction got rave reviews from all their references. We were impressed by their budget discussions and their commitment to keeping numbers in view during the entire process. My wife liked that were direct and talked to us without 'contractor speak.' They were a small and dedicated team that lacked the expensive overhead (offices, matching trucks) of large,  more corporate contractor companies. Ultimately, we liked working with Tim Tanner and Brad Burgess, our two contacts. There were no middle men, nobody we had to talk to to get to Tim and Brad. We loved the fact that they were extremely hard workers, flew somewhat under the radar, and let their work speak for itself. Our project was a priority for Tanner and they treated it accordingly. Photo by Tim Bies.
    Tanner Construction got rave reviews from all their references. We were impressed by their budget discussions and their commitment to keeping numbers in view during the entire process. My wife liked that were direct and talked to us without 'contractor speak.' They were a small and dedicated team that lacked the expensive overhead (offices, matching trucks) of large, more corporate contractor companies. Ultimately, we liked working with Tim Tanner and Brad Burgess, our two contacts. There were no middle men, nobody we had to talk to to get to Tim and Brad. We loved the fact that they were extremely hard workers, flew somewhat under the radar, and let their work speak for itself. Our project was a priority for Tanner and they treated it accordingly. Photo by Tim Bies.
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  Our family trekked out to Mazama, Washington, to stay nights at the Rolling Huts and meet and talk to the owner of the huts and Delta Shelter ahead of our decision. Here's a view of the Rolling Huts, built by Tanner Construction and one of Tom Kundig's most celebrated projects. Photo by Tim Bies.
    Our family trekked out to Mazama, Washington, to stay nights at the Rolling Huts and meet and talk to the owner of the huts and Delta Shelter ahead of our decision. Here's a view of the Rolling Huts, built by Tanner Construction and one of Tom Kundig's most celebrated projects. Photo by Tim Bies.
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  "The Herd" as they are often referred to, sit out in the open in breathtaking scenery. Tanner Construction collaborated with Tom Kundig on the project for the same client who commissioned Delta Shelter. As the story goes, the rolling huts were zoned for an RV park so Kundig put them on steel wheels to swerve around the local building code. Photo by Tim Bies.
    "The Herd" as they are often referred to, sit out in the open in breathtaking scenery. Tanner Construction collaborated with Tom Kundig on the project for the same client who commissioned Delta Shelter. As the story goes, the rolling huts were zoned for an RV park so Kundig put them on steel wheels to swerve around the local building code. Photo by Tim Bies.
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  Delta Shelter, a cabin getaway on the same property as the Rolling Huts. We visited the owner and his wife during one of our visits to get an in-person reference for Tanner Construction. It was wonderful to see the house in person after drooling over it in the pages of Tom Kundig: Houses. Photo by Tim Bies.
    Delta Shelter, a cabin getaway on the same property as the Rolling Huts. We visited the owner and his wife during one of our visits to get an in-person reference for Tanner Construction. It was wonderful to see the house in person after drooling over it in the pages of Tom Kundig: Houses. Photo by Tim Bies.
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  A digital photo we snapped on a recent trek out to the rolling huts. We've visited multiple times and it has become a treat for the kids to visit "the huts".
    A digital photo we snapped on a recent trek out to the rolling huts. We've visited multiple times and it has become a treat for the kids to visit "the huts".
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  A peek inside a Rolling Hut. Photo by Tim Bies.
    A peek inside a Rolling Hut. Photo by Tim Bies.
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  A fireplace keeps the compact interior cozy. Photo by Tim Bies.
    A fireplace keeps the compact interior cozy. Photo by Tim Bies.
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  Delta Shelter by Tom Kundig, in collaboration with Phil Turner of Turner Exhibits. The shutters move on a track to open and close depending on whether the owner wants a view or privacy. Photo by Tim Bies.
    Delta Shelter by Tom Kundig, in collaboration with Phil Turner of Turner Exhibits. The shutters move on a track to open and close depending on whether the owner wants a view or privacy. Photo by Tim Bies.
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  A peek inside Riley's cove, a mid-century remodel by Olson Kundig and Tanner Construction. We visited this project while it was under construction to check out the materials and to compare and contrast the options we'd selected for Maxon House. To be able to tour a live project and talk to actual homeowners about how they collaborated with Tanner Construction helped us make our final selection. Photo by Tim Bies.
    A peek inside Riley's cove, a mid-century remodel by Olson Kundig and Tanner Construction. We visited this project while it was under construction to check out the materials and to compare and contrast the options we'd selected for Maxon House. To be able to tour a live project and talk to actual homeowners about how they collaborated with Tanner Construction helped us make our final selection. Photo by Tim Bies.
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  The kitchen inside the Riley's Cove project. We liked the stainless steel countertops and it was extremely helpful to talk to the owner about how they were holding up to the everyday wear and tear of family life. Photo by Tim Bies.Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    The kitchen inside the Riley's Cove project. We liked the stainless steel countertops and it was extremely helpful to talk to the owner about how they were holding up to the everyday wear and tear of family life. Photo by Tim Bies.

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