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Lighting rules in California are pretty draconian. In shorthand, they suck. These are the lights we had to install in the kitchen to meet building codes and get our permits signed off. They are hideous, and we knew that when we bought them. But there are very few pendant lights that meet the code requirement […]

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Anyone needing a break from the petty tyranny wielded by modern code enforcement agencies and building departments should get a copy of Lloyd Kahn’s Builders of the Pacific Coast. Paging through the book (or the slide show thoughtfully provided by the publisher) you enter a world that seems as long ago and far away as […]

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Today, after four and a half months and a marathon session at Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department, we’re finally legal to start building again. In September 2009, we bought a 120-year old schoolhouse in Monte Rio, California, near the Russian River, an area we’d dreamed of belonging to for years. In October 2009, […]

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