Affectionately called Elmhursting at the seams. Stay or Go?
There’s a fine line between cozy and cramped – and this family was feeling that line had been crossed. (Nothing a little floor plan rejiggery can’t fix.)
We give our projects fun internal names partly to amuse ourselves and partly for more practical hashtag / search engine findability purposes. For this one, we decided to give our Instagram followers a crack at it. Knowing it was a green house with a family wishing for a little less alltogetherness allthetime-ness, they responded with gems like #DSGreenPeace and #DSGrowingGreenHouse. But the unanimous favesie was (duuuuurrrrruuuummmroooooolllll please): #DSElmurstingAtTheSeams. Because there’s good seam-bursting (love, proud moments and the like). And then the not-so-good seam-bursting, where everyone’s in each other’s way all the time.
When we first heard from this couple, we were having an up-to-our-eyeballs-in-projects moment and wanted to give them fair warning that it would be a while before we could give their house the attention it deserved. (Our way of saying, “If you want to explore other options, feel free.”) Their response was something along the lines of “We’ll wait. You’re not getting rid of us that easily.” We like ourselves some homeowners who know what they want. ‘Specially if what they want happens to be us.