Why Some Siblings Become Neighbors

November 16, 2017

Why Some Siblings Become Neighbors

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.

Full article found at:
“Why Some Siblings Become Neighbors,” Wall Street Journal, November 2017. https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-some-siblings-become-neighbors-1510843703

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