On Bainbridge Island, Wash., Bob Manlowe and his sister, Laury Bryant, decided to build separate vacation homes on a 1-acre property that had been in their family for decades. The siblings tore down two existing structures—a run-down log cabin built in the early 1900s and a small house where their grandparents had summered—and hired Seattle architect Matthew Coates to design one house on the Puget Sound and one house a little up the hill, offset so as not to obstruct each other’s views. The siblings declined to disclose construction costs, but similar houses would cost about $4 million combined to build, contractors estimate.
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“Why Some Siblings Become Neighbors,” Wall Street Journal, November 2017. https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-some-siblings-become-neighbors-1510843703