5 Homes in the Snow(Including My Old Farm House)

Something magical happens to a home with the first snowfall of the season.  Around my house the kids and the animals are even more excited than I am as we run and throw snow balls.  Rosie, our mini Aussie, tracks in the snow which melts on the floor while I start a fire and my wife makes hot cocoa.
The timing doesn’t always work, but when we can coordinate a photo shoot of one of our projects with freshly fallen […]

3 of Our Favorite Architectural Details (#1)

This is the first of a series of articles showcasing some of our favorite architectural details. No architectural project is successful unless the details are well thought out, proportional, and designed to last.  The details do make the project.

We often use cupolas to bring in light and for ventilation.  Best of all, they add detail to a roof and make an historical connection to the barns built in the nineteenth century and before.

A fireplace anchors a room like nothing […]

Perfect Pergolas

I love pergolas.  They give shade and add detail and interest to any structure, although I have to admit that there is no pergola which is perfect for all situations.

We sometimes create free-standing pergolas, however most are connected to a home or out building.  Materials for posts and beams can either match the larger structure or be completely different creating a contrast.  If plants are allowed and encouraged to grow over the structure, care should be taken to choose […]