Building a house on Lakeside Court: Photos

Information about construction, energy, power, conservation. As well as the occasional photograph and outlandish dream. Also including a time log of progress on the construction. (See what's new to track changes.) This is a guide for ourselves, our friends, but most importantly our architects and contractors. It is a history of the house building project as well as a working document on our plans and our questions that we need to resolve as we move forward. To simplify keeping up to date with changes, the original page has been subdivided into multiple pages. Each may be reached from the others. This and several other pages were revised in June, 2002 to reflect that we are actually building the house.
Overview Location Photos Energy Solar Energy Geothermal heating and cooling Electrical considerations Construction Appliances Dreams and Desires Energy Budget floor plans and elevations Tracking actual progress

Almost finished!

Exterior photos with landscaping

Pictures of the location and former house

Summer sunrise, daytime, and winter sunrise over the lake. An unexpected additional benefit is the full moon rise over the lake (not shown).

Outside, looking towards lake, from the house
The view from the lakeside
inside the boat house

Early modeling of the house (This model was revised and windows were included in the final models.)
The "great room" of the former house was clearly meant for parties but did not take advantage of the location at all.

version of December 28, 2001 (revised slightly in July, 2002)
As is true of all web pages, this is part of a constantly growing set of pages. If working off of a printed copy, it is useful to look at the date of the last version. As changes are added to the various pages on, the "What's New" page will track changes.
Prepared by William Revelle. Comments to W. Revelle