Thoughts on Modern Door Bells

When building a modern house, it’s sometimes challenging to find modern fixtures to go with it.  In recent years, this has become easier than before thanks for many online niche websites selling all things devoted to modern design.

As for modern door bells, I had my eyes set on Spore door bells for many years. I have narrowed down my choices to 2 designs.

Spore Square Door Bell in Blue


Spore True Door Bell in Blue

The True model was a lot smaller than I imagined, not sure why, but I envisioned a big circle the size of an apple.  This will be a tough choice, but either way it will look amazing!

Have you seen any other modern doorbell designs?



A Nod to “A House by the Park”

A House by the Park blog is a complete start to finish home building blog with incredibly helpful details and tips.  We read up on it extensively and it has been very helpful for our project.  Because of it, we did our home work by interviewing and meeting with multiple builders before getting started.  Of course we got the 2 Kohler Flipside shower heads for our new home.  The house by the Park has long been finished, but a complete time lapse video is available. check it out here:


More Framing & Views

Framing is moving along, last few days have been dry and cold.  Dry weather has been helpful for framing and drying.  Most of the roof is in and we can see the skylights(s).  The dining area looks tiny and we are not sure if a table will fit there.  Maybe a round table will work better. It will be a cozy and comfortable home.  Check out the latest pictures and the view from our family room (we have no formal dining or living room). You can see parts of Lake Washington, downtown Seattle & Bellevue skylines.


Frank Lloyd Wright home for sale in Normandy Park

Tracy House by Frank Lloyd Wright

Another Frank Lloyd Wright home is for sale in the Seattle area.

The Tracy house in Normandy Park neighborhood came up for sale recently.  An offer has been made, but it hasn’t closed yet. The home is small at 1,150 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, and one bath with a view of the Puget Sound.  It also has the signature low ceiling at entry.


Framing is moving along fast

We visited our site today to take a look at the framing progress.

The room proportions were satisfactory and we got a real sense of dimensions, room sizing, and the views. Oh what incredible views from the rooms.  The frames were wet but decent, and there was some standing water in the shower area.  We wish we had a wet vac or towels to mop that up.  It will be good to get the roof on soon.  “Everyone is most happy during the framing stage”, that seem to ring true.

Fixtures have been finalized, so we will be moving onto bath accessories and others soon.