4 Greek Revival Buildings

We love Greek Revival style buildings.  Sometimes we add on to Greek Revival homes, and we also design them from the ground up.  We often take liberties with details and proportions like carpenter architects did with the originals.  Above is a home we designed for (the late) Kermit Love, the creator of Big Bird, and his partner.  Kermit was in his 80s when we began this project.  Among other interests, Kermit was an avid gardener.  He had asked us to make the […]

Pool House in the Country (Featured Project)

This pool house/guest house is set in a beautiful rural area of New York.  It is part of a family compound including a main house, barn, and garage.  This building will serve as a place for the owners to live while we work with them to design and build their main home.

 

 

Pool Pavilion (Featured Project)

To break up my focus on shoveling snow and chipping ice out of the animal’s water buckets, I thought I would remind everyone that spring and summer will come again and a nice cool drink will be appreciated.

Set in the rolling hills of the Berkshires, this open air pavilion with fireplace and kitchen completes the poolside entertaining package. The nights can be a little cool in the Berkshires even in the summer. The fireplace takes the chill off, while […]

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Fireplaces, Pool Houses, Pools, Porches||4 Comments

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 preparation for next summer’s fun.

To be fair, our landscaper friends do the lion’s share of planning the pool environment.  We are most often interested in the location of the pool as it relates to the main house, pool house and the surrounding patio.  As always, a […]

By |August 16th, 2014|Categories: Gardens, Pool Houses, Pools||0 Comments