Our home is swiss cheese too…but with an impenetrable coating

How we sealed the envelope of our house In my earlier blog “Your house is swiss cheese”, I discussed the general idea of air sealing houses for energy efficiency.  Here’s how we did it on our own house: In initial discussions with our green building consultant, Katy Hollbacher of Beyond … Read More

A Slow Summer?

It is now September and I know many of you are wondering what happened to us…A neighbor recently came by and commented that things seem to have been moving very Slowly all Summer as not much change can be Seen from the Street.  Didn’t your mother teach you not to … 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

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

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