On the Drawing Board

  • 6 Dutch Doors (Expanded)

6 Dutch Doors (Expanded)

As far as we know, the Dutch door originated in the Netherlands during the 17th century and was very popular with the settlers of Dutch and English origin who colonized what is now the […]

  • 7 Curved Stairs

7 Curved Stairs

Curved stairs can be elegant, beautiful, and functional.  We design stairs which are curved from bottom to top as well as stairs which only curve a bit.

There are many manufacturers who sell prefab spiral […]

  • Snow….Finally!

Snow….Finally!

 

I love snow!  Growing up in Galveston, Texas, and Pumpkin Center, Louisiana, snow was precious.  Even a few flakes would mean school was out and we would do our best to put together a […]

  • 8 Rooms For Mud (Expanded)

8 Rooms For Mud (Expanded)

Living through the seasons in the Northeast reminds me of my daughters’ favorite book as a child: ’Going on a Bear Hunt’ where the father, the kids and the dog go looking for a […]

  • Family Farms: Plankenhorn Farm

Family Farms: Plankenhorn Farm

Hudson Valley Fresh is a dairy farmer partnership located in the Hudson Valley.  This group of farmers are “dedicated to preserving the agricultural heritage of the Hudson River Valley and promoting it as one […]

  • Farmhouse Modern (Updated)

Farmhouse Modern (Updated)

Many of our clients own old farm houses and love the way they fit into the countryside of the Northeast. These same clients want the interior of their homes to be brighter and more […]

  • Models Tell the Story (Revisited)

Models Tell the Story (Revisited)

There is always an air of excitement around the office as a model is nearing completion.  To me, they are our best representation of a new home or addition, short of a full-scale construction […]

  • Basement Gyms (Revisited)

Basement Gyms (Revisited)

Basements can be dark, windowless caverns that are only visited when the boiler is acting up or a box needs storing. They can also be a treasure trove of underutilized inexpensive space for creative […]