Friday, April 20, 2018


New Oakley Home 2.0 Exterior Images

With the landscaping installed, sunny skies, and trees in bloom, it was a great time to update the professional photos of the Oakley Home 2.0 exterior. below are some of my favorites.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Landscape Installation Underway

With Cincinnati experiencing flooding, snow, more flooding and more snow the past couple months, the final LEED Landscaping work has taken much longer than anticipated to be able to be installed. That said, Spring has finally sprung in recent days, which has allowed for the installation of the Turpin Farms 1785 Natural Grass Turf, the cutting out of planter beds in the front and back, and the installation of a trench drain along the right side of the property to divert any runoff not absorbed by the turf away from the neighboring house towards the back of the property. Below are some pictures of the work in progress, which should be wrapping up with the final plantings next week.

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Professional Video Tour

Over the past few years I have enjoyed experimenting with video walkthroughs and construction tours of the Home 2.0 projects in Pleasant Ridge and Oakley, but I will be the first to admit that I am in no way a professional videographer. That said, Build Cincinnati recently worked with the professionals at Wow Video Tours to create the following video of 3874 Isabella, which shows the difference between professional and amateur productions.  

Monday, February 26, 2018


Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Issued

Last week the final inspections by the Cincinnati Building Department were completed and Temporary Certificate of Occupancy was issued for the Oakley Home 2.0 project. Much like the Final LEED Certification, the Final Certificate of Occupancy can't be issued until the landscaping is installed, which should happen at some point within the next couple weeks. That said, the Temporary C of O does permit the home to be occupied and lived in as a residence, so it is officially move-in ready at this point. Below is a screenshot of the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Rear Deck Perspectives

With temperatures in the 70's this week in Cincinnati, it was a great opportunity to get a feel for what nights out on the Oakley Home 2.0 deck will feel like in upcoming months as warmer weather becomes the norm. Below are a couple photos looking back from the deck into the main living space.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


Garage Step Painting & Staining

It is amazing what a little paint and stain can do to improve the look of steps. Below is a before and after of the Oakley Home 2.0 garage steps that were colored to match the main interior stairs.

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Color Corrected Bathroom Photos

When professional photos were taken of the Oakley Home 2.0 project last month, the one thing that bothered me always bugged me was how the bathroom color was over-saturated and not an accurate representation of the real life color palette. Below are the color corrected versions of the professional bathroom photos to give a better idea of what those spaces actually look like.