Category: General

Some of my Favorite Things…

  ~Haha ~ I’m Gone!!! But, Most of my favorite things are right here at the Lake. Can’t Wait to Share the Trip. Please Keep Coming Back!

Little Slice of Heaven

LAKE BURTON OASIS      No, this isn’t my Home, but, it is honestly my favorite place under the sun.  My sister and her in-laws own this beauty and I treasure every chance we get to visit.  As long as I get to roam this planet, I will be content to be my sister’s kid brother and tag along to such wonderful destinations as this.  “Myrcha”  is … Read More Little Slice of Heaven

One of My Favorite Transformations

         It has definitely been a wonderful year for Distinctive Remodeling with a score of great projects to showcase.  One of the reasons that I find the building profession so fascinating is that it is one of the few places where you can play an active role in bringing  imagination into reality.   Then, when you add in the human component of team collaboration, the project will … Read More One of My Favorite Transformations

R.W.E. – Wow

     That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or … Read More R.W.E. – Wow

So, what do we name it?

     Yeah, I know, this may be a little extreme and definitely absurd, but it does, in a sense, characterize who we were.  We had become gluttonous, self-absorbed and way too concerned with collecting stuff.  Now a days – things are entirely different. There has been a shift in our culture of monumental proportions.  We as a collective group are looking at things  through New Eyes  and it could not be more … Read More So, what do we name it?

The End of Schlock

    Schlock.  What a crazy word.  Yiddish, I think.  The dictionary has it as:  – noun – Something of cheap or inferior quality; junk.  Or – adjective – Cheap, trashy; a schlock store.  I came across this term while reading The Elegant Solution by Matthew May.  I became hooked on his work after reading “In Pursuit of Elegance”  If you are the least bit … Read More The End of Schlock

Elegance in Mind

Surprisingly Powerful     “A great piece of art is composed not just of what  is in the final piece, but equally what is not.  It is the discipline to discard what does not fit – to cut out what might have already cost days or even years of effort – that distinguishes the truly exceptional artists and marks the ideal piece of work, be it … Read More Elegance in Mind

Progressing the Dream

     I’m the type of person who will tend to latch onto a dream or vision and then keep an unwavering, stranglehold type of grip on it until I am able to bring it into being.  Usually the “Dream” serves as a means to provide Hope and Inspiration.  Most of the time, Motivation.  And, it always drives me to new levels of Creativity.  I love the mental focus that … Read More Progressing the Dream

Why We Build – Renewal

     “We build in the end, because we believe in the future – nothing shows committment to the future like Architecture.  And we build Well because we believe in a better future, because we believe that there are few greater gifts we can give the generations that will follow us than great works of Architeture, both as a symbol of our aspirations of community and … Read More Why We Build – Renewal

Autonomy and A Little Bit of Cash

     Earlier in my career, I had the privilege of working for one of the Nation’s top homebuilders and we literally had a blast every day.  In looking back, I can clearly say that it was the people who made the true difference.  For one, our Atlanta Division President was an absolute Leader of Leaders.  He definitely knew how to empower the staff.       Keep in mind, this … Read More Autonomy and A Little Bit of Cash

The Elusive Element

            For the longest time I have admired this home and yet I could not fully describe what it was about it that had me so drawn to it.  I do tend to like symmetry, but, I’m certain that there is something more here.  I also appreciate that it has a simple elegance, and yet, it is truly simple in regards to materials and … Read More The Elusive Element

Spec Building

A couple of years ago, I took a leap of faith and started my own Homebuilding company.  We jumped out of the gates pretty aggressively and quickly had 14 homes under construction. 12 Specs and 2 Pre-Sales, priced from 600K to 1.1M. We were Bold, Brazen and Full of Energy.  Excited about creating and bringing to market our visions while trying to wade through the complexities of starting a new venture.  … Read More Spec Building

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