In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.
These symbols don our branding and are integral in my art, home building and life philosophies.


Bobby McHugh, General Contractor

Growing up in Washington, DC I was exposed to the best of what the city had to offer in art and architecture. My high school, located eight blocks from the Smithsonian, gave me ample opportunity to peruse the ethereal world of the creative mind and I ate it up identifying with the creative path.In high school I simultaneously took to the theatre. The whirring of saws and the smells of dust, paint and production also found its way into me. I studied theatre in college but the impermanence of the experience and the dramatic nature of my coworkers was not my calling. In 1997 on an artist retreat in British Columbia I committed myself to learning a new craft, the craft of building, design and carpentry.

My art is in each design/build project I have embarked on, it’s a part of me. Each building journey has the goal of presenting a unique, beautiful, energy efficient and ergonomic structure to the world. Like viewing an art gallery that has only one painting displayed over and over again, I am bored by repeats of any kind. Philosophically, I have adopted the principles of Wabi~Sabi found in Japanese aesthetics. These principles accept the imperfection found in natural materials and strives for simplicity and austerity instead of decoration.

Working with me to design your home is a very organic process. Pulling from my 20 years of building and design experience, I work on the “how” as well as the “what” of a design which streamlines the engineering and holds the design accountable to the budget.

I am available to begin your project wherever you are in the process.