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  • 10 Guest Rooms (Updated)

10 Guest Rooms (Updated)

Having guests can be a wonderful experience.  Providing a place for them to stay can sometimes be a real challenge.   Of course it is easier to find a place for visitors when building […]

  • 4 Greek Revival Buildings

4 Greek Revival Buildings

We love Greek Revival style buildings.  We add on to Greek Revival homes and we design them from the ground up.  We often take liberties  with details and proportions like carpenter architects did with […]

  • Simple Pool Pavilion (Featured Project)

Simple Pool Pavilion (Featured Project)

Sometimes all you need is a little shade while sitting around the pool.  That is especially true if the pool is close to the house or other buildings which contain bathroom and changing facilities. […]

  • Carpenter Architects (Expanded)

Carpenter Architects (Expanded)

Two hundred years ago there were few architects to direct carpenters in the way to build a proper home. That was just fine. Homes in general were simple and carpenter architects paid a lot of […]

  • 6 Ways to Love Your Basement

6 Ways to Love Your Basement

The key to loving your basement is creating a space you want to visit.  Everyone is different.  A basement gym might encourage a daily workout, or a home theater might bring the whole family […]

  • Small Addition, Big Excitement

Small Addition, Big Excitement

Few events rival the excitement leading up to the arrival of a new puppy.  We will soon be picking up our, (my daughter’s), Border Collie from a Pennsylvania farm family-the Freys, who own Frey’s Livestock […]

  • Everyone Needs to Know a Good Woodworker

Everyone Needs to Know a Good Woodworker

When I have a special woodworking project for myself or my clients, the first person I call is Rodger Manley.  He literally can make anything with wood.  He builds double hung windows like they […]

  • 9 Pool Houses of Summer

9 Pool Houses of Summer

Nothing says summer like kids splashing around in a pool–except perhaps an adult party centered around a pool on a balmy summer evening. In either case, a pool house makes everything easier. Whether the pool […]

  • 9 Screened Porches, Just in Time

9 Screened Porches, Just in Time

When it is buggy out, a screened porch is in it’s glory!  I love to eat dinner on my open porch (as well as drink my morning coffee), but if the bugs are out, […]