This truly is like the cherry on top! We had no idea we still have a chance to get into Dwell Magazine, the coveted magazine for architecture and design. It's been a few years since our home was completed in August of 2013 and as time passed, we were able to slowly acquire furniture and fixtures we wanted and were able to dial in the house. Living in the space made us aware of how we were using spaces and how the flow felt as we made it into our home. Our house is like an evolving work in progress always and we haven't even touched the landscaping our outdoor spaces yet.
The article talks about our journey of building a custom home during a recession. We were scraping by and dragging to the 5 year mark but we took a year off during that time while we lived in Germany for a year. My husband is a car designer and had a heavy hand in the design The article elaborates on comparisons of designing for a house versus car.
While telling our story during the interview for this article, it made me nostalgic. Like any challenge overcome, it's that much sweeter in hindsight. Goodbye to the days of panic floods whenever it rained, construction workers and its sounds starting at 7:30 in morning, a makeshift kitchen, intermittent times with no water, annoyed and angry neighbors, permit drama and stressful inspections. I can go on and on.
It felt good writing a note to mom to insert into a copy of Dwell then sending it off in the mail. We heard back from her as soon as she got it.
In case you don't get Dwell in print, the folks over at the magazine were polite to send us a digital version of the article. I'm hoping it's ok to post and share the article with you. Check out the link below to see the article and for more photos.