Building the NextHouse Prototype

One of the homes we have had the privilege to build was the prototype for the NextHouse.  Working alongside wonderful homeowners, the process started with the demolition of an existing Deck House home.  The NextHouse design that was chosen blended geometric shapes with sweeping lines.  The resulting home featured modern styling that integrated with the landscape instead of competing with it.
The NextHouse design offers styling that pulls at the heart strings of Deck House homeowners who want a more modern look.  An homage to the mid-century modern style of the 1960’s Deck House homes, the NextHouse brings the design in an innovative direction while hinting at the company’s roots.  
The joy of working on this home was to assist in the development process.  From the full-walled Phantom Screen to the folding glass wall, integrating new materials and products into a fresh concept always makes for fun problems to solve.  The NextHouse utilizes many great Deck House materials such as windows, doors, beams, decking, and mahogany trim.
Below are a few construction pictures:
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A few comments from the homeowner’s blog:
“Steve identified changes so the decks make sense, various things related to the roof, and a whole bunch of things that are invisible to us, but important to the end result. We knew we chose well with him, but couldn’t have anticipated this level of fixing things that Empyrean hadn’t yet thought through.”
“We’re so happy with the work (the cabinet contractor) and his team did on all the cabinetry that we had him over on Friday to discuss several more bookcases, shelving units for CDs, and a cat-proof cabinet to house the turntable and a few other audio components.”
“Today being a company holiday, I had my first opportunity to be there while they’re building. These guys work hard: not even the cookies we brought distracted them from the work. “

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