“A lot of people say they would like to be a minimalist but they don’t reflect that Paul Costa, resident

When Pam and Paul Costa moved Milwaukee to Silicon Valley—via their employment at Apple—they dreamed of building their own home, just like some of their friends and relatives had done back in the Midwest. But they discovered that this rite of passage wasn’t as easily accomplished here as it was in Wisconsin. Even worse than the obvious sticker shock was the fact that most of the buildable land had been spoken for.

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