On the Drawing Board



In a little over a week, we will showcase our 7th Annual Fine Home Source Home Show in Millbrook, NY.  It will start at 10am on Saturday, the 27th of September.  From 10 To […]

  • Laundry Rooms(Revisited)

Laundry Rooms(Revisited)

It is often true that the simple things in life are the ones that make us the most happy. In our homes the unsung and hardly glamorous laundry room serves to keep the engine […]

  • 3 Season Room With Automatic Screens

3 Season Room With Automatic Screens

The owners wanted a 3 season room with maximum flexibility to enjoy their spectacular view. We designed the porch to include roller screens from Phantom Screens. With a touch of a button they can […]

  • My Favorite Hardware Store

My Favorite Hardware Store

In both my personal and professional life, I depend on my local hardware store.  Whether we are trying find the right glue to adhere plastic to metal or the best stain for fence posts, […]

  • Pools, Pools, Pools, (7 of Them)

Pools, Pools, Pools, (7 of Them)

As the summer winds down, most of us will bid farewell to our pools(better yet to our neighbors’ pools).  Ironically, now is when pools and pool houses are often on the drawing board in […]

  • ScareCrow, My New Favorite Gadget

ScareCrow, My New Favorite Gadget

Sometimes you find a product that solves a problem better than anything you have tried before.  The ScareCrow Motion-Activated Animal Deterrent fits that description in my book.  For years I have sprayed stinky products […]

  • 6 Stairs(Revisited)

6 Stairs(Revisited)

In my house I am almost always the first one up. As I walk down the stairs to get my coffee it is comforting to know that in the mid 1800s the builders did […]

  • 9 Ways to Take a Bath

9 Ways to Take a Bath

In an age where taking a shower has, for the most part, replaced the leisurely bath, it is a pleasure to reconsider the bathtub.  We take seriously the orientation and layout of every bathroom, especially […]

  • Backyard Chronicles

Backyard Chronicles

Our little micro farm in the back yard is doing fine.  Two new members of the sheep herd are Amy and Pearl.  They are Romneys, a sheep known for their fine wool. They originally came from […]