Building the Maxon House: Week 26

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September 7, 2011
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  A sneak peak down the road en route to the future home site. The experience of entering the property and the thinning and forestry work has been carefully planned and executed over the past four years. The goal of the final residence is to virtually disappear in the landscape. The materials of the house are inspired by nature's palette.
    A sneak peak down the road en route to the future home site. The experience of entering the property and the thinning and forestry work has been carefully planned and executed over the past four years. The goal of the final residence is to virtually disappear in the landscape. The materials of the house are inspired by nature's palette.
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  Before the big machinery could do their magic their path was covered in recycled rocks to minimize disturbance to the site. Here, a low-perspective shot looking at the road to the future well site.
    Before the big machinery could do their magic their path was covered in recycled rocks to minimize disturbance to the site. Here, a low-perspective shot looking at the road to the future well site.
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  Machinery takes an evening rest on the newly created road. "Breaking ground" is a little deceiving since we've been breaking ground for awhile. A lot of work has to be done before the actual house is under way.
    Machinery takes an evening rest on the newly created road. "Breaking ground" is a little deceiving since we've been breaking ground for awhile. A lot of work has to be done before the actual house is under way.
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  The entrance to the site has evolved since our first visit before we purchased. There is still much to do in terms of the experience entering the property and mounting of the final Maxon House signage and address, but it's a start.
    The entrance to the site has evolved since our first visit before we purchased. There is still much to do in terms of the experience entering the property and mounting of the final Maxon House signage and address, but it's a start.
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  Some site construction and clean-up in preparation for the drilling of the well.
    Some site construction and clean-up in preparation for the drilling of the well.
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  Service trucks enter the site. We've become good friends with many of the contractors and sub contractors so far in the process and its been great to assemble a talented crew of individuals with varied specialties who are passionate about helping us realize the vision for our project. You spend a considerable amount of time with everyone so it's important to pick people you can collaborate with and get along with.
    Service trucks enter the site. We've become good friends with many of the contractors and sub contractors so far in the process and its been great to assemble a talented crew of individuals with varied specialties who are passionate about helping us realize the vision for our project. You spend a considerable amount of time with everyone so it's important to pick people you can collaborate with and get along with.
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  Sneak peak at the view from the living and entertaining area of the house which cantilevers over the towards the valley views beyond.
    Sneak peak at the view from the living and entertaining area of the house which cantilevers over the towards the valley views beyond.
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  A close up slice of the final entrance signage made of cor-ten steel and cut out lettering for the Maxon House logo and address numbers. Every detail of the project—from the entrance to the site, the path the driveway takes through the forest and the entrance to the house—has been debated, detailed and designed to enhance the overall experience.
    A close up slice of the final entrance signage made of cor-ten steel and cut out lettering for the Maxon House logo and address numbers. Every detail of the project—from the entrance to the site, the path the driveway takes through the forest and the entrance to the house—has been debated, detailed and designed to enhance the overall experience.
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  The boys trek through the forest exploring their new backyard. We've seen animals, we've built forts and most of all we've learned about the site over the course of four years and multiple visits. Can't wait to call this home!
    The boys trek through the forest exploring their new backyard. We've seen animals, we've built forts and most of all we've learned about the site over the course of four years and multiple visits. Can't wait to call this home!
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  Pictured from left to right, Edward LaLonde, Tom Kundig and owner Lou Maxon share a moment during a visit to the house site.Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    Pictured from left to right, Edward LaLonde, Tom Kundig and owner Lou Maxon share a moment during a visit to the house site.

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