182,000(!) pounds of liquid rock

“The rain came, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house yet it did not fall, because it had foundations on the rock.” Matthew 7:25 While we’re not technically building on rock, we will have modern day rock, concrete, in thick liquid form, like a cold … Read More

Your House is Swiss Cheese

No, this blog isn’t about the latest ‘green’ building material, or about Swiss Chalet style architecture.  It’s about one of the newer trends in residential construction: air sealing for energy efficiency. Some years ago building scientists (yes, there is such a discipline) discovered that the greatest source of energy loss … Read More

An Elegant Farmhouse

One of our estate projects just got completed, a large main house with pool house, pool and landscaped grounds for a high-tech entrepreneur and his growing family. While the design of the exterior started with the inspiration of a particular house that the owners loved, it gradually took on a … Read More

Shine that light!

As the world is full of so much tragedy these days, seemingly one event after another of innocent lives being taken, debilitating and divisive racism, ugly, narcissistic and opportunistic politicians, I sometimes begin to wonder if I am better off climbing into a hole and ignoring the collapsing world around … Read More

Presenting… Our New Home in Pacifica!

We are finally ready to share our plans with you! Thanks to Terry and Gerry at Millennium Enterprises for working with us to establish a preliminary budget and brainstorm additional ways to simplify and save costs. We have made the decision to go ahead and finalize our construction drawings and get actual … Read More

It takes a team.

In the old days, architects, such as the master builders of the great Gothic cathedrals, had complete control of the work, not just of the design of the buildings but their construction. Fast forward ten centuries and architects, having sloughed construction responsibilities off on to contractors, rely more and more … Read More

Site Under Construction!

Residential construction projects, not website, that is… Ten Beausoleil designed projects are currently under construction in seven Bay Area municipalities from Capitola and Los Gatos in the south, up the Peninsula through San Carlos, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Hillsborough and Atherton, to  San Francisco. We thought we would feature … Read More