Archive for September, 2012

Semmes & Co constructed this home back in 1987.  The principles of passive solar orientation, high levels of insulation, day-lighting,  proper ventilation and efficient equipment kept the original owners comfortable for nearly 25 years! However, they decided to downsize and relocate. When the new owners purchased this home in January of this year, they called Semmes & Co to update the finishes and expand the home a little to fit their needs…

Here are a few of the before shots to give context.  Keep posted to watch the transformation (and updating) of this original Semmes & Co creation!



We recently had our community workshop to perform the straw bale construction portion of this green custom home addition. Many of the owners’ friends and neighbors as well as other interested individuals came together for a day of education and progress.