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Raised engawa for western-style house.

Brackett house in the Sierra winter.

Brackett house central garden.

Living room in Bay Area.

Entry way - genkan - in the Sierras.

Breakfast room, kitchen, living room in Bay Area.

Kitchen in Bay Area.

Bay window desk in Bay Area.

Bedroom in Bay Area.

Traditional master bed room with study desk.

Sample joinery.

Guest house, Bay Area.

Matched grain, numbered red cedar ceiling boards.

The Tools - square, bamboo pen and ink pot.

Partially complete barn roof.

Chisels.

Planes, adze and broad ax.

Finish plane - note shaving.

Barn in Bay Area - door is 11 feet tall.

Typical traditional entry step up.

Guest house, looking out, snow-viewing shoji.

Living room incense cedar log actually carries roof load.

Closet/futon storage - transom board above is vertical grain, on right is ring dating 476 BC!

Typical Japanese bath.

Guest house veranda, reed window.

Entry way, genkan.

Typical western kitchen for serious cooks.

Master bed room with reading bay.

Master bed room - different perspective.

Roof layers of barn.

Entry details - English walnut, granite, slate and Mexican pebbles.

Hip roof from inside.

Living room in Bay area - cover of Nature on View.

Interlocking Japanese copper shingles.

Partially completed barn roof before copper.

House in Bay Area, copper roof.

Under construction - still paper wrapped - gable detail.

Roof from inside.

Under construction - paper wrapped roof details.

Living room past garden.

Covered walk from second floor.

Across interior garden to guest bedroom.

Another kitchen.

Checkboard ceiling and deck support.

Covered walk fan rafters - protected posts.

Covered walk to garage.

Dusk exterior, garage on right.

Eaves structure type 3.

Entry gate to garden.

Garden stairs to upper level.

Guest room across interior garden to master bedroom.

Interior engawa and garden.

Building the Japanese House Today
book cover.

Interior stair well.

Looking from gate
to entry.

More western master bath.

Mud plastered roll up garage doors.

Shelf along stairway.

Stairs to engawa type 3.

Stone bridge - note edges.

Mixed construction house.

Wood ceilings, sheet rock wall type 3.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Windbey Island House. A Type 3 house.

Summer house detail.

Summer house.

Summer house
plaster detail.

Summer house
detail.

 



 
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