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Our Story

Updated: Mar 24



Well hello! We are Aubrey and Craig!


We have built long careers in interior design and architecture. We have designed and built spaces for some of Seattle's most well-known corporations and remodeled houses for our clients for over twenty years.


In 2015, we set out to buy a house of our own, but our budget was a pitiful joke! There was almost not a single house in our city that was within our price range... and then there was one! It was filthy, outdated, and smelled like dog pee.


This is when our career in house flipping began!




Renovating our first house was a slow and painful process. It took four years of weekends, all our vacation time, and every penny we had.


And then we shocked everyone when we immediately sold it.

We made $355k on this first project, and we saw a path to do more of what we cared about in life and less of what we didn't.


We loved the feeling of improving our neighborhood and extending the life of old houses. We loved the opportunity to express our design perspective, and we were energized by the potential to free ourselves from the 9-5 grind in favor of contributing something more authentic to the world.


And so we pressed on.




We surprised everyone again when we bought the house one door down. We literally moved about 15 feet from our first house to our second. This house was in foreclosure when we bought it, and it was filled with trash and bugs. We helped its owners find a more stable situation for themselves and got to work bringing the house back to life.


Oh, and we were pregnant, so we had to finish it in eight months instead of four years, which we did! However, when we finished this one, a friend of a friend saw pictures and wanted to buy it. On this house, we made $404k, and the dream of freedom from the 9-5 was alive and well!




As we started to put in offers on a third house, we realized something. We kept getting outbid by flippers who were willing to do cheap upgrades. If we wanted to keep going, we had to aim for a more expensive house and rise above the competition.


This time, we bought a million-dollar fixer.


In nine months, we had completed our most expensive project yet, and we got to move into our dream neighborhood, with over $800k in equity built into our new home.




Next, it was time for something more out of the box and out of the city. We set our sights on our favorite mountain lake and bought a log cabin sight unseen. Renovating and selling this cabin finally gave me the opportunity to leave my 9-5 and build something I believe in—something that can help YOU!


And this is why I'm telling you all of this... I'm here to turn what I know about design and construction into a platform to help you design your dream home and build it without living through a nightmare!



 

Whenever you're ready, I would love to help you remodel or build your dream home! Here are 5 ways we can work together:

  1. Grab my free Kitchen and Bath Design Checklist which will get you on my newsletter.

  2. My free Live Material Board Workshop is a great place to start! In just one hour, you will have the design for your dream home materializing on paper!

  3. My new Remodel Jumpstart Workbook is packed with 100 pages of valuable information and worksheets to help you create a plan for your design, budget, and team!

  4. Save yourself hours of research with my Remodel Resource Guide! I have compiled all my favorite suppliers for things like flooring, countertops, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and hardware...

  5. When you're serious about starting your remodel or new home, come spend six weeks with me, and I will walk you through the interior design of your project using my signature interior design program!

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