A place is a story

 Coins placed in a mortise on raising day.

Coins placed in a mortise on raising day.

Our human experience whittles a place down to the emotional response it evokes: the pasture expanse and its never-ending breeze, cloistered forest arches brightening a path in autumn, the desolate extremes of bitter cold and humid heat, None of us avoid the discomforts or pleasures of our environment, our place. A well-built, well-appointed home provides a platform from which you can meaningfully engage with the outside world.

Structures contain, maintain and disperse moments, stories, lives.  We never lose sight of this as we build. We may add to the story by dating the back of a clapboard at the gable's peak. When we open up a wall in a renovation, we'll likely find a vestige of the past - a bottle, a postcard, a photo. Before we close it up, we'll ask you to put a memento into the time capsule. These buildings, these places, offer a quiet reminder of dignity and grace, collecting clues to your past and holding space for your future. 

The threshold of these comings and goings is largely unnoticed, but it's there. a dynamic architectural element within a home. It records the dweller's story in its texture and grain, and eventually tells a story all its own.