Thursday, December 24, 2009

Interior Doors Arrived

Twenty five interior doors arrived and will be installed the first week of January 2010.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Kitchen Cabinets being placed into position

This week our cabinet maker started putting in place the main house kitchen cabinets.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

All Drywall Taping and Texture Completed in Main House

As of Friday November 27, 2009 drywall, taping and texture has been completed in the main Technology Lake House.

We had a great week of weather in the sixty's each day

Stucco should start on the main house hopefully Monday December 7, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Main House Update

The main house during the past few weeks had drywall and lath completed and is currently ready for texture and the start of stucco.

Doors and mill work should be ordered in this upcoming week.

The main entry door Honduras Mahogany has been installed along with the rear entry glass doors.

Cabinets are now entering their third week of fabrication and should be ready and delivery and installation will commence the second week of December.

Apartment Getting Closer to Finish

The garage apartment tile is finished and the mill work has been completed.

The painters are prepping the mill work and we expect completion by the first week of December.

Appliances and plumbing fixtures to follow.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sheet Rock Going Up In Main House

Sheet rock started yesterday in the main house and will continue probably through the end of the month.

All the insulation finished last Friday.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kohler our partner is shipping all the kitchen and bathroom fixtures

Kohler our partner is shipping out all the kitchen and bathroom fixtures this week for arrival in the next ten days.

All the sinks in the garage apartment have been installed.

Insulation is being installed in the main house this week

Installation is being installed in the main house and will be followed later this week with Sheetrock.

General Electric our partner is shipping all the appliances

General Electric our partner is shipping out this week all the appliances for both the main house and three bedroom apartment.

Garage Apartment almost Finished

The insulation and Sheetrock and painting has been done in the three bedroom garage apartment and tile is now being finished.

The cabinets are all but done and the granite has been installed.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

General Electric to be our Appliance Partner

General Electric is becoming our partner in the "Technology Lake House" in being the exclusive provider of all our appliances in the main house and the attached apartment.

We are excited to partner up with General Electric and to be able to show some of the latest technology in their appliances.

Garage Apartment Almost Finished

The garage apartment has its second coat of stucco and within the next two weeks the final color coat will be applied.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Final NanaWalls are installed in living room

On Friday May 22, 2009 the last seven NanaWalls were installed in the living room.

The reason for the delay is the parking bay for the seven doors was redesigned to fit on the left side instead of the right side to protect the view of Mt. Konocti.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Windows Up In 3 Bedroom Apartment

As of Monday all the windows in the 3 bedroom apartment have been installed.

Next to be installed will be the sliding glass doors to the patios.

Radiant Barrier being installed inside of apartment

We are busy installing a radiant barrier inside the three bedroom apartment which should provide savings of 15 to 35 percent on our electricity bills.

We hope to be able to install this same radiant barrier inside the "Technology House" in the master bedroom and office. But since this radiant barrier requires at least a 3/4" air gap and we are using R38 which is 10" thick we might not be able to apply the radiant barrier.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

ABC News Report on KGO San Francisco

ABC News in San Francisco (KGO Channel 7), ran a short video piece on the creation of the Technology Lake House. Click on the image below to view the video or read the text of the broadcast. In the current new housing crunch, the development of this project is creating quite a media stur as we are getting media inquiries with greater frequency each week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Roof shingles are installed on garage apartment

A crew worked on Friday and Saturday to install all the roof shingles on the garage apartment.

Now we are waiting for the windows which should be here in several weeks.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Three NanaWalls are now up

On Friday March 21st the third of the four NanaWall Systems were installed.

Make sure you check out the pictures at as there are over one thousand pictures from the first day to the present showing the building of the "Technology House" on the lake at Clear Lake, California.

Trusses for garage 3 Bedroom apartment arrive

Trusses for the garage three bedroom apartment arrived on Friday and most were installed.

Roof should be going on the week of March 24th.

Technology House to star on ABC's KGO on Sunday March 23rd at 11pm

Spent 4 hours with film crew who was on site to video the new "Technology Lake House" for ABC's KGO televison news show at 11pm on this Sunday March 22, 2009.

If you live in Northern California and want to see this house and the unbelievable views from the house make sure you tune in.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

NanaWalls Should Go Up This Week

Crew was hard at work the last several days preparing the four rooms upstairs for the installation of the NanaWalls this coming week.

The sheet metal company came up from Santa Rosa and worked on Friday to finish the metal work that is needed for the NanaWalls.

Garage and Apartment Walls are Up

In just less than two weeks the garage and three bedroom apartment walls are all up.

If weather permits we could be putting the roof up as early as Friday.

If you want to see the latest pictures goto

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Live Video Feed Information

You must be using Internet Explorer only as Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome will not work.

When first going to a "Username and Password box will pop up. For "username" type in "user" and leave the password blank.

If this is your first time it will ask you if it is okay to "install activex" and after you answer "yes" the live video portion on your screen will load.

Use the "Go to" to check out the different viewing areas of the project.

Please limit your viewing to two to three minutes and make sure when you are through you "X" out of the site as the site can only accept ten viewers at one time.

The screen showing the video at times might go black and in a few minutes come back up. We hope to solve this problem by going to cable but that will be later on in this project.

If you encounter any problems please email me at

Thank you,


Completed Installation of Radius Beams In All Rooms Upstairs.

As of March 1, 2009 we completed the installation of all the radius beams for the upstairs floor so the next step is to install the NanaWalls which should be done in the next several weeks.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

D-Link Video NOW Live Feed

D-Link Video Camera now live by looking over to the right and clicking on the Live Picture and you can pan, tilt, zoom live to see this "Technology House being built.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

D-Link Video Camera being installed should be up soon!

Working on getting the new D-Link Video camera up on our so you can view live the building of this "Technology House".

Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Steel beams in position for garage and 3 bedroom apartment

Construction crew installed three steel beams, 2 for the garage apartment and 1 for the house to garage walkway.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

All Windows Lower and Upper Floors Installed Except NanaWalls

All the lower and upper floor windows have been installed.

We are awaiting the final two radius beams which should arrive in the next two weeks so the NanaWalls can be installed.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

HVAC (Airconditioning and Heating) started today.

Two HVAC (Air conditioning and heating) arrived at 7:15 am to begin installation of three HVAC systems (2 Four ton 14 seer units for upstairs and 1 three ton unit for the lower floor).

Had a long discussion with Honeywell in exactly what is the best way to zone the two floors.

Since we have two four ton units the master bedroom and office will be on one HVAC unit and the living room and kitchen and dining room will be on the other unit. Downstairs will have two zones on the three ton HVAC unit.

Plumbers started yesterday installing plumbing

Two plumbers arrived yesterday to start the installation on all the plumbing which they say will take two weeks to finish.

Monday, January 26, 2009

First floor windows being installed

Another beautiful clear day even though it only reached 50 degrees here at Clear Lake work is progressing on the "Technology House".

All the upstairs floor windows have been installed except the NanaWalls (waiting for some glue lam beams being finished) and now the downstairs windows are being installed.

Also working on mounting of the housing for the D-Link Wi-Fi video camera. Should be mounted within the next few days and up and running within the next week or two.

Picking out the upstairs kitchen island range hood. Going to check out the EuroKitchen Spagna Vetro 42" range hood. You can check it out at:

Friday, January 23, 2009

D-Link Video Camera arrives

D-Link's Wi-Fi Video Camera with ten times optical zoom has just arrived with their housing which includes a heater for outdoor use hopefully will be installed within the next week.

We hope to provide any viewer the opportunity to zoom in on our internet site to see the actual real time progress of this exciting "Technology House" being finished.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Upstairs windows and skylights are installed

Yesterday and today, all three skylights and all the Pella windows were installed on the upper floor of house. The house is VERY CLOSE to being buttoned up for the winter, which will allow us to begin work on the interior electrical and electronics.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Roof shingles are installed

Finally the roof shingles were installed on Saturday and Sunday by a crew of five.

Skylights and windows should be going up this week and we will be able to work inside even if rain is outside.

The NanaWalls are several weeks out as we are awaiting the gluelam beams that will go above the eight foot NanaWalls.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Announcing the Technology Lake House Blog

This blog is designed to track the development and technologies incorporated in the Tech2 Lake House Project, a state-of-the-art technology demonstration home on Clearlake in the Northern California wine country.

As of the start of this blog, the house was completely framed waiting for inspection prior to adding the roofing material. The photo to the left is taken from the hillside behind the lake house. You can see thew new octagonal dock to the left.