Category: Highland Project


After more than 15 months of work, I'm so excited to announce that 346 Highland is ready to go on the market!  Everyone is invited to attend our first public Open House on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1-4 pm.  Address is 346 Highland Street, [...]

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Certification testing

A few weeks ago I posted about how we commissioned the Zehnder ventilation system.  Our commissioning agent measured and adjusted all the airflows to ensure the system is delivering the proper amount of fresh air to each living space and [...]

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Finishing touches!

All the major elements of the house are finally in place and the teams have been focusing on the details and remaining few items to install.  Our last remaining vanities and tubs have arrived and been installed, the rest of [...]

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The Chef’s Kitchen!

Way back in mid-November we took delivery of our kitchen cabinets, and then in January our stone installer brought in our kitchen countertops and backsplash.  Since then most of the kitchen activity has been painting, electrical, plumbing, and most recently, [...]

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Commissioning the Ventilation System

We’re in the final few weeks of construction, and our HVAC contractor is busy commissioning the various systems.  This is a two-part process: first, the contractor gets each piece of equipment working within its design specifications, and second, for [...]

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Drone video

After a recent snowfall, we decided to take a look at the roof and examine it for snow distribution, look at coverage over the solar PV panels,  and check for possible problem areas. The GC hired a local aerial videography firm to scope out the house with a drone.  We didn’t find any problems, and it makes for a cool video!

Continuing Interior Finish Work

In the few weeks since the last post, we’ve been pressing on with interior finish work: plaster, floors, stairs, doors, and accessories. The metal stair rails for the rear stairs arrived last week and were installed quickly, and now [...]

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Building a Healthy Home

One of our primary objectives with the Highland project has been to build a healthy home that minimizes risks to the occupant’s health.  This whole topic, called “Indoor Air Quality” (IAQ), is of growing interest amongst both builders and [...]

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Floors & Stairs

With the walls plastered and painting nearly complete in the upper floors, our flooring and carpentry subs have been busy finishing out the spaces.   Our pre-finished floors arrived a few weeks ago and sat scattered throughout the house for several [...]

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Interior Finish Work Continues…

A number of contractors have been busy inside continuing the interior detail work.  Our stone fabricator, New View Marble and Granite, returned to install the kitchen island counters, other countertops around the house, and our fireplace hearth and surround.  Prestige [...]

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