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David Meerman Scott
Marketing strategist, speaker and bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR and the new book World Wide Rave
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William - we love our Techbuilt house especially now that it is fully renovated.
We went with Bulthaup to design and manufacture our kitchen and we are thrilled with the results. We wanted a clean, modern kitchen with European design and sleek fittings. We visited the showrooms in and around Boston for not only Bulthaup, but also Pedini, Poggenpohl, and SieMatic. Each had good... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Techbuilt Renovation
I used the renovation and addition project as an ideal opportunity to build a showcase for my collection of Apollo lunar mission artifacts. It was important to plan for where things would go from the start of the project more than two years ago. We set aside the original entrance... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Techbuilt Renovation
More than a year ago, we climbed a ladder and walked the second floor of our addition while it was in a very rough format with Mark Tierney, our master electrician. We were looking for what seemed like mundane things like where power outlets should be placed. I’m glad that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Techbuilt Renovation
The main stairs go from the new entrance hall up to the second floor of the original Techbuilt part of the house. At the top of the stairs we have a balcony that overlooks the living room and gallery. The balcony leads to our new master bedroom suite. We chose... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Techbuilt Renovation
Our Techbuilt house sported some awesome redwood shingles that were used as siding in the entrance hall and one wall of the living room. When we gutted the house, we asked the builder to keep the usable shingles. As the house was being rebuilt, we looked for places that we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Techbuilt Renovation
The main room is getting close to completion and it looks great. This room is the entire ground floor of the original Techbuilt house plus half of the second floor (which we opened up by removing two bedrooms). We particularly love the 8" wide plank “character grade” oak floors in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
In ten degree late December we journeyed to New Hampshire to choose our soapstone slabs. Mike Myers, an owner of Jewett Farms took us out to look at the slabs. Each has different qualities of color and veining. We chose Santa Rita Venata from Brazil. It was the most “alive”... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
After a year of construction, the barrier between the original Techbuilt house and our new addition has been removed. We chose to live on our house during construction. This proved a challenge because we didn’t want to get in the way of the builders. When we first started construction in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
The exterior of the entire house is nearly complete. The new roof of the original house was installed last week and the painters need just two more days to finish a second coat of trim. The paint on the shingles and around windows is Sherwin Williams Colonial Revival Gray (ironic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
The most frequent question we've received during the (so far) year-long construction project has been “What are you doing with your old garage?” A variation on this I heard a few times was: “Why do you need 5 garages?” No, we don’t have five cars. The new 3-car garage built... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
We've always loved Japanese rock gardens. When we lived in Tokyo, every day I walked past the Nezu Museum and admire see their rock entrance. Frequently I'd go into the museum and spend time in the wonderful garden. We worked with Chris Bailey at CS Bailey Landscape on landscape work.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
The old garage was added to the original Techbuilt house in the 1970’s. Because it is not original from the 1950’s we are repurposing the old garage into a storage room. In the next several weeks, the old garage doors will be removed and several windows installed. This week, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
Our project has allowed us to consider using smart (internet enabled) products in our newly designed home. There are many products on the market that allow your mobile device to control systems in the house. Some systems including music, thermostat, and doorbell made total sense to use our iPhones to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
At Home with Tomorrow, by Carl Koch, designer of the Techbuilt house with Andy Lewis is a very rare book published by Rinehart and Company in 1958. I was lucky to score an excellent example of this book. It’s fun to page through it to learn about Koch and the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
Hey Ryan, I update the site about twice a month. Now we are finishing up rough plumbing and electrical in the Techbuilt side. Targeting completion of the project in January.
We have exercised regularly for many years. While we love being outdoors to run, mountain bike, swim, and surf, the long cold Massachusetts winters mean that for many months in the year we need to stay fit indoors. In the old house, the family room doubled as our exercise area.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
Our original Techbuilt house was set up when built in 1958 with six rooms. We had four bedrooms upstairs. On the ground floor there were two rooms - we enjoyed a large living room with dining area and a kitchen, which was separated by a wall. The design for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
Like most Techbuilt homes, ours was originally built on a concrete slab. Since our renovation required that we break up the slab in order to install new services, we used this opportunity to convert over to a Hydronic Radiant Heating system. Central Cooling & Heating has been doing the installation... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
They are now all fully restored and several are already hanging in the new part of the house. They look terrific.
Thank you Steve. It has been a really fun project. Our team is great.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on The New Front Door at Techbuilt Renovation
For the entire five years that we had been contemplating a renovation and addition project to the very first meeting with our architectural team, we’ve always wanted to have a large living room with cathedral ceilings. The TechBuilt house design always allowed for this approach by removing bedrooms, but I’ve... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
Over the past 3 weeks, a specialist team was in our original TechBuilt house removing all the interior elements. The process was much more involved and took much longer than expected because asbestos was found in some of the flooring and wall materials. The use of asbestos was quite common... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
The installation of the beautiful mahogany front door was completed yesterday. It was a thrilling development to the house because the new entry is now operational. I felt like it was a ceremony when we were handed the keys! The door is heavy and solid. I consider the windows surrounding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation
For my office, I sourced some beautiful reclaimed maple flooring that had once been used in a factory. After researching antique factory floors from several different suppliers, I went with Jewett Farms as my supplier. I’ve always loved the look of office and loft space in an old factory and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Techbuilt Renovation