Catherine from Squamish, BC writes to John and Matthew with her design problem. "Hi John and Matthew. After attending your seminar a few years back and working through the Slow Home problems online I've finally got my own Slow Home issues to play with! My husband and I purchased a home in Squamish, BC - what we plan to make our retirement home. It's got all the Slow Home appeal - walking and cycling distance to shops, services and the weekend farmers market. It's a home built in the 80's that has never been remodelled in an established neighbourhood. The other thing it has is angles, angles and more angles. The design seems to be centered around a huge fireplace in the middle of the living space which creates angle chaos through the rest of the house. Any thoughts? I've got the tracing paper you sent and have been straightening out walls. I'm attaching some snaps and my first design idea. I'm just not certain how it will affect the flow to straighten everything out. Hope to hear from you! Take Care in Calgary. Catherine and Greg (formerly of Bridgeland)"
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