JAMES & KATHLEEN SELIGMAN
ARCHITECT/DESIGNER: GARY CORT
YEAR BUILT: 2006
features Concrete block walls with hand-troweled stucco over rigid insulation at exterior walls; thermal break at ceilings; recycled denim batt insulation at ceilings and subfloor; interior walls hand plastered with pigmented clay plaster; zero VOC finishes on all woodwork; locally crafted doors and cabinets; tankless water heater; sustainably harvested machiche wood deck; stainless steel railings.
“When we decided to build a second home on the land we had been living on for the previous 17 years, the single most important thing we were looking for in a builder was someone who would collaborate with us on every aspect of the process...from the design and siting of the structure to the choice of materials, construction methods and final finishing of our home. We were fortunate to have Pete Crandall as our general contractor for the entire project. Pete not only guided us in the countless decisions that we faced along the way but he was also able to listen to our long term goals and preferences and customize the work to our needs. His experience and wisdom was crucial to the success of our project. When all was said and done we were left with a beautiful new home that was constructed with the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail that we could have ever hoped for. To this day we marvel at the fact that we wouldn’t change a thing.” Kathleen and James Seligman
Kaweah cottage | VRBO
green features for kaweah cottage
photography: cathy opie and james seligman