Cavin and his wife Claire from The Ranch Mine are doing powerful work in the Phoenix area bringing the beauty back to ranch homes that most see as less desirable, as well as using infill lots to give a neighborhood more value and vitality. The information and concepts in this episode apply to every city in the United States and throughout the interview I just kept thinking “Yes! We need to hear this!” I hope that you enjoy!
0:47 Background on Cavin and The Ranch Mine
3:38 An “aha moment” for Cavin
4:32 What is an infill lot?
5:05 Benefits of an infill lot. Over 40% of the land within Phoenix is vacant.
6:26 adding another chapter in history for a neighborhood
7:50 Subtracting from a space to bring it back into it’s original integrity
9:40 Using indoor-outdoor living to bring
12:00 An interesting and challenging project turned into something beautiful
15:42 Mentioned inspirations: Midcentury Modern, Wendell Burnette Phoenix AZ, Tom Kundig Seattle WA
Thanks to Fialta for the music heard on this episode!
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The Bennie G House in Cave Creek
Schreibner House - mid-century home with 600 sq ft addition