Since 1997

Dream homes realized - masterfully, beautifully.


The goals and objectives of this project were turning the clients who also happened to be the architect's dream into reality. The client drew up the plans for what he wanted, and we took it from a drawing into the real thing. Highlighting all his great ideas like, a fireplace separating the living room from the kitchen, a large open living room for friends and family to gather, and a simple stairway that really opens the house. This house was designed really to bring out the natural elements.

  • Black Anderson windows with wood cedar shake siding, and exposed wood rafter tails.
  • Porches are post & Beam with metal bands around the posts, and wood ceilings, front porch has wood floorboards, screen porch has cable rails and flagstone floors.
  • Notice the smooth stucco finish on the chimneys, half-round gutters, 2nd floor balcony on the back side of the house.
  • The family room and stairway are the focal points, family room has exposed trusses with metal braces, a high ceiling with windows up to the peak, post & Beam framing with tongue & groove wood ceiling, and a 2 sided masonry fireplace, kitchen has the other side of the fireplace with post & beam and a wood ceiling, a large island.
  • The stairway is unique with cable railing, open stair treads, a stone wall from the basement to the second-floor ceiling, and a post & Beam structure.
  • There are hardwood floors throughout the first and second floors.
  • There is a unique wood ceiling in the dining room.
  • Notice the trim details for the windows & doors, and baseboard trim.


“The sale of our previous home was paramount to our ability to complete this build. As we started this project before that sale, the design provided a separate garage, and second floor should we need to have a place of residence while we completed the rest of the home over time. This condition would become the separation between the main home and garage, which could become a breezeway in the ultimate scheme.As it turns out, we were able to sell our home in a timely fashion and complete the project as one build. The skills necessary to complete this project were provided by Forest View Construction as they are uniquely well versed in heavy timber, stone, steel, and the detail work that I requested. Their commitment to this project and the various craftsman utilized produced a truly outstanding finish to our dreamhouse. Many, many thanks.”

- D. Cameron Lacy III, R.A